Editorial: Globe and Mail
Serious research into the health concerns surrounding wind turbines, and proper environmental assessment, are needed before the machinery now dotting the landscape in many provinces becomes even more ubiquitous.
There are hundreds of people around the world who report severe health problems that they relate directly to the presence of nearby turbines. It is not good enough to reject them all as cranks, and ignore their concerns.Wind power is already an important component of Canada’s energy mix, and it will become a more significant source of electricity in the years to come as the pressure builds to shift to clean, renewable power. But wind is not simply benign, and the potential impacts of wind turbines on the environment, the landscape and people’s health need more attention. Continue reading