Turbines affect you, too

WL_NOV14_wind_cost_am_web___ContentNiagara this Week
Industrial wind turbines affects everyone in Ontario. That is the key message a citizen’s group delivered to roughly 300 people in attendance at Smithville Covenant Christian School Thursday night.

“Just because you don’t live in West Lincoln, doesn’t mean it won’t affect you,” said Deb Murphy, a Dunnville resident who is vice president of the West Lincoln Glanbrook Wind Action Group. “There is a misconception that if you don’t live near them, they won’t affect you. It doesn’t matter if you live 550 metres from one or 550 miles. If you live in Ontario, they do so affect you.”

The information meeting held by WLGWAG was meant to target those living at a distance from the existing and proposed industrial wind turbines in West Lincoln. The group had hoped to attract residents from nearby Grimsby and Lincoln.

“We can see the ones in Caistor from our place, and they are the small ones,” said Grassie resident Cindy Poziomka, whose children and grandchildren live in Smithville. “I’m worried about the affects of children. Some of them are so close to Leisureplex. How can they put them so close?” Read article

6 thoughts on “Turbines affect you, too

  1. Power Magazine, Nov.11, 2013 issue
    “Smart Grid” or “Strong Grid”? Words Matter
    Smart Grids are demand side energy tools. Ontario energy policy is demand side management and not supply side management.
    “Strong Grids are reliable grids than can stand up to the weather conditions.
    Southers Ontario is already one of the lightning capitals of the world. If weather events become more extreme as some predict then “strong” grids are needed.
    Wind turbines installed in the face of increasingly violent weather?
    Ontario needs strong secure sources of power not IWTs exposed to increasingly violent weather.
    go from bad to worse? More and more lightning to strike IWTs and power lines.
    http://www.powermag.com/smart-grid-or-strong-grid-words-matter

  2. Higher rates affect everybody… Now they are grabbing whatever cash they can to pay the bills…

    Ask yourself “Why?” as you read this story…

    http://www.newstalk1010.com/news/2013/11/08/snowmobilers-may-get-hit-with-rising-trail-fees

    Snowmobile Clubs claim Hydro One is now demanding they pay 50 per cent of the property taxes for the hydro corridors their trails go through.

    As it stands, trail permits cost $260 after December 1st.

    Roy Maddox of the Sno Voyagers Club in Barrie says clubs may not have enough money to pay for the upkeep of the trails if they have to shell out this extra cash.

    Maddox says clubs from across Ontario make fee recommendations to the province each year. If clubs are hurting, he says the recommendation would be higher.

    Tory MPP Jim Wilson says one club in his riding of Simcoe-Grey is being asked to pay $3000 for a 3km stretch of trail.

    He claims it’s a Liberal government cash grab.

    He also says there are stricter insurance rules this year.

    Both Hydro One and the province underline these rules have been in place for years.

    More revenue tools? Needed because Liberal Energy Policy is bankrupting the province?

    Let’s say that snowmobilers do pay half the property tax for those trails — will the price of electricity be lowered? Will it go up because they now need to manage the income?

    Don’t you hate the phrase “Revenue Tool”?

    Do you think Premier (Unelected) Wynne and here energy policies are losers?

  3. new geography, Oct.28,2013
    Fixing California: The Green Gentry’s Class Warfare
    “Primarily,this modern-day program of class warefare is caried out under the banner of green politics. The environmental movement has always been primarily dominated by the wealthy, and overwhelmingly white,donors and activists.”
    Rural Ontarins are dealing with this same situation when it comes to renewables being installed in rural areas. Put the blame on rural people by calling them NIMBYS.
    This situation affects all rural Ontarians whether they know this or don’t know this.
    http://www.newgeography.com/content/004013-fixing-california-the-green-gentry-s-class-warfare
    Wind and solar in Califoenia are installed in the mountain passes and deserts.The poorer people live in the eastern parts of California and not in the coastal areas. Like the residents of Ocotillo in the desert who are surrounded on three sides by IWTs.

  4. There have been 3 turbine blade breaks and one struck by lightning in the Michigan thumb area.
    The storm systems that hit the Thumb area also cross Lake Huron and strike Ontario.
    Lots of storm systems take this path through Michigan and Ontario. this why this is a windy region.

  5. USA Today, Nov.9, 2013
    Tranquil Year For Tornadoes
    Tornadoes typically affect the U.S. more than any other nation. The U.S. experiences about 80% to 90% of all the tornados that occur across the world.
    2012 spring was too hot for tornadoes.
    2013 spring was too cold for tornadoes.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2013/11/09/quiet-tornadoe-season/3477209
    Tornadoe Alley extends up into southern Ontario.
    Some claim that the weather will get increasingly violent due to climate change.
    So it’s foolish to install IWTs along with all the extra power lines required if they will be destroyed by violent storms. Not a reliable power system under tthese circumstances.
    Developers and IWT advocates need to be called on this issue. Violent storms and IWTs don’t go togther.
    IWTs were designed to be used in northern Europe that does not have violent weather like we have here.

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