Excerpt: Clearly this policy fails to consider the demands flowing from such population expansion: Each new mouth has to be fed and with so few jobs around these new arrivals will rapidly become dependant on social services. They will consume electricity at a time when this Liberal government has embarked on a sure-to- fail program of wind generation. Huge multi-million dollar machine, as much as 350 feet in height, all made in foreign countries and erected on prime agricultural lands destroying its food production capacity and its beauty.
These machines are dependent on the wind, and so far guaranteeing wind, direction and velocity has not been achieved by man. When the wind strength is insufficient to generate adequate electricity, turbines, operated by carbon based fuels, are supplementing the wind operated electricity short fall. A costly and environmentally damaging solution to a flawed system.
The health effect on those living close to one of these wind turbines is not receiving the recognition it merits, People have been forced from their land by the electronic and sound vibration these devices create. Animals too are sensitive to these disturbances and have abandoned their habitats. Farm animals have been sold by their owners because of the deleterious health effects emanating from these machines. In one location in California 75 birds were killed by the whirling blades, five bald eagles and numerous hawks. In Ontario the bird death count includes all bird species and bats.
If this costly program could resolve our electricity demands it might be arguable that we should grin and bear it, despite the costs to health and environment, but that is unacceptable Wind generation is being abandoned all over Europe, because, at last, and millions of taxpayer’s dollars later, the people who gave the green light to this venture, have been forced to recognize that it is not working.
Before we blindly follow the mistakes of others, let us force our political masters to see their error and stop this madness immediately.
Ken Hayward, Mono