Goldhawk Fights Back: Wind turbines are popping up all across Canada

This is a weekly column by Dale Goldhawk, Canada’s best-known consumer advocate.

But not everybody is happy with this spurt of green energy…

Global investment in wind energy will reach the $ 1 trillion mark by 2020.

Right now, in Canada, the Canadian Wind Energy Association says it has 3,426 Megawatts of installed generating capacity.

But for many families, living near one or several of these giant wind turbines is an ordeal. In some cases, families have left their homes — driven out by the constant noise of these giant machines. The noise is both acoustical and Sub-acoustical. In other words, some of it you can hear and some of it you can’t hear. Continue reading