With regard to the proposed Camlachie-Cedar Point Wind Turbine Project.
Wind turbines are not green. How much energy is consumed to produce, install, operate, maintain and dispose of these behemoths? Their wide disbursement requires the installation of miles of distribution cables which will produce widespread corona values as well as other unnecessary hazards. Oh yea, what is it that causes the hole in the ozone layer? Corona?
What is the life expectancy of these units? Then what? Do we get to admire a moonscape of derelicts? Has the government demanded a bond on deposit to guarantee a fund for the removal of these structures when the time comes?
Why would any responsible company build these units along a lake shore that has such highly desirable properties for residential and agricultural use? Could it be because it is the cheapest place for them to build them so as to make the most profit? Is there any doubt?
Don’t forget the provincial government has ruled that objections based on zoning and planning are not valid as if they understand the purpose of such foresights. This allows for the placement of such projects where ever the developers see fit so long as they can find someone willing to “rent” the land space. As a local sailor, I can verify that this is definitely not the windiest location in Ontario.
Where are the studies showing any potential impact on the health of the local population or the impact on wildlife especially migratory birds?
Jobs? There are no jobs associated with these things. After they are erected -a fairly quick and simple task -they are operated automatically and remotely. Maybe I was referring to the jobs that might be lost locally where real humans operate and monitor the generation and switching of our power grid through peaks and valleys, storms and heat waves.
Finally, just how much is the government contributing to the Suncor bank accounts to help fund this project or is it in the form of guaranteed overpriced sales of power? Wait a minute, aren’t we the ones that are the government and the aren’t we the ones paying for the power? Looks like we’re fighting ourselves. Maybe some house cleaning is required.
First of all we must stop this folly for the Emperor is not wearing any clothes.
-Brian Collier, CET Camlachie