Hundreds turn out in fight against wind turbines

barb ashbeeChris Cooke, First Monday
Energy costs have doubled and will double again in the next five years. That’s the prediction of Parker Gallant, vice president of Wind Concerns Ontario. Gallant, a former banker and noted writer and speaker on the subject of renewable energy told several hundred people at the Imperial Theatre in Sarnia “the province is screwing around with something it knows little about”.

Three anti wind turbine groups sponsored the town hall meeting; We’re Against Industrial Turbines – Plympton – Wyoming, Conservation of Rural Enniskillen and Middlesex Lambton Wind Action Group.

Gallant says the Green Energy Act introduced by former premier Dalton McGuinty is killing Ontario’s manufacturing economy by doubling energy costs and forcing wind turbines on rural municipalities. “We see the impact everywhere” saying Gallant who told the audience he was “stunned” by the number of large empty industrial buildings along the 400 series highways between Toronto and Sarnia.  And he blamed “shortsighted” energy policies of past and present Liberal governments in Ontario. Read article

2 thoughts on “Hundreds turn out in fight against wind turbines

  1. Parker Gallant has written some interesting articles about poorly managed investments at Ontario Power Generation, disastrous examples like Clarington and Niagara Falls. We just cannot seem to get value for money in the energy sector.

    • Any time there is public money spent on public projects which involves awarding contracts then there is always the danger of corruption entering into the contract process. Or work is not properly done because contractors know there will be no consequences for doing poor work.

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