MPP asks Premier to put an end wind energy project

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It’s a green energy proposal that has torn apart Perth County communities. Invenergy Canada has a contract to build up to 27 wind turbines in North Perth and Perth East. Now a Perth-Wellington’s MPP is asking the premier to use her power to intervene.

These wind turbines are meant to be a green energy solution as part of the Conestogo Wind Energy project, but concerned residents say they’ll cause more problems. Doug Hoshel signed a lease with Invenergy, one that he now wishes he never signed. “I could use my neighbours a lot more than the money.” Hoshel won’t say how much money he’s gotten for leasing land to Invenergy to put wind turbines on his property. At the time he thought green energy could only be a good thing, but the original plan for one turbine on his farm – turned into three – within a 25-acre field. Read article

13 thoughts on “MPP asks Premier to put an end wind energy project

  1. I’d bet if Hoshel got himself a decent lawyer and wrote a cheque for the money he has received
    he could get out of his contract

  2. Has Mr Hoshel consulted a contract Attorney? How could he sign for one Turbine and get three without his consent?I can not for the life of me figure out how any intelligent person would sign one of these contracts that are many pages long without obtaining advice from a corporate lawyer. Its beyond me.
    The School boards are also strangely quite on the subject. Could it be because they are afraid that the government will punish them if they do? Alma is far from the only school these monstrosities are going up near.
    If anyone out there thinks for one millisecond that Wynne is going to do anything to stop this I believe you are only kidding yourself.Would you be having a $5000.00 a plate dinner with the Wind Companies if you were planning on changing your policy?? The only green is the money!
    If everyone with contracts would speak up despite the gag orders there no doubt would be a big change and the Wind Companies could not sue everyone. The truth would be out.

    • I have no doubt that North Perth Councillor Warren Howard would be able to give Mr. Hoshel all the good advice that he could use.

    • When you sign up with these scoundrels, they make you agree to allow more in the future, if the wind company decides they want to put more on. They effectively lease your land, and they can also sell those rights to whomever they please. Unfortunately, many farmers signed in haste, took the wind companies lies as gospel, and now are lamenting their situation. At least they were given the opportunity to say no. We never had the luxury of a choice.

  3. Three Wishes – for Invenergy.
    1 + 0 = 3

    ‘[excerpt] Doug Hoshel signed a lease with Invenergy, one that he now wishes he never signed.

    “I could use my neighbours a lot more than the money.”

    Hoshel won’t say how much money he’s gotten for leasing land to Invenergy to put wind turbines on his property.

    At the time he thought green energy could only be a good thing, but the original plan for one turbine on his farm – turned into three – within a 25-acre field.’

    p.s. Is he getting paid for one turbine – or three?
    p.p.s. – sounds like one.

    • Is he getting paid for one turbine or three? That’s a good question, FT.

      Hoshel seems sincere when he says he could use his neighbours more than the money, though there’s nothing to stop him from just saying that to try to keep the peace while still collecting the money.

      As we all know, nary a kind word nor a good thought pass between most neighbours on opposite sides in the IWT wars. In most cases, greed always trumps the desire to live in harmony with and show respect for others.

      Maybe Hoshel is one of those few people who actually has a conscience. If so, he may have the motivation to extricate himself from this mess, if that’s in fact possible.

  4. The landowners leasing for IWTs don’t even know what the future legal consequences can be for them. Creditors can move in very quickly and put liens on their property.

    • Hmmm…what happens to property owners when this scam finally comes to an end? Are they stuck with just a rusting turbine, or could the creditors seize their property too?

      What a massive gamble these hosts are taking.

      • Since a lien s issued against the property to begin with the end result is obvious. In most cases the turbines are left as corroding hulks on the owners property. There was no thought of removing them. It was to be an endless money stream you see…

        So what will the future bring? A landscape of rotting hulks — unless the municipalities step in — or, perhaps, IESO insists on a bond. I believe we will find that they have the right to insist on a performance bond in contracts. However, it is an unexplored avenue.

        So if anyone has contacts at IESO — there is an avenue to explore. As a matter of interest, it would be a matter for the PCs to explore if they form the next government as it would be a relatively painless way to bring the charade to a grinding halt. Just some new legislation to insist on various areas of performance for energy providers. Power availability, a sunset clause for the plant, performance on demand, insurance etc… Just a thought…

  5. I guess Mr.Hoshel will have a little sob each time he submits his monthly check from the wind energy companies? Come on folk! When someone lands up on your back doorstep with a contract, with gag orders included, and tells you not to tell your neighbours about the deal you have no questions or no doubts? Any farmer/landowner will have been receiving his farming magazines and trade association journals, even if he never reads a newspaper, listens to the radio or watches news on TV? The idea that it seemed just a ‘good idea at the time’ no longer should be given credibility.
    As for the comment regarding the teaching profession? Teachers have said they have been told not to get involved, so their curriculum still involves selling green energy to their pupils!
    And whadyaknow??? The teachers very wealthy pension fund, administered by the teachers unions, all paid for by our tax dollars, has agreed to invest $170m in a major corporation selling what? Wind and solar power projects!
    We have a big enough fight already, why waste time on folk who by their actions continue to support the wind energy companies?
    Andrew Watts

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