Proposed wind farm projects require attention

Owen Sound Sun Times
It seems every day I read the paper now, there is news about a proposed wind farm in the “area” . . . and you might say, what area is that? I could name some specific ones, but for this discussion, I would prefer to refer to all industrial wind farms. I think we need to look at the broader picture here in Ontario, as it is evident that individual communities are not alone with their concerns.

Almost 70 communities have asked for moratoriums and some are continuing with local bylaws to stall the implementation of such projects. In 2009, the Green Energy Act was passed by the Ontario government. This legislation removed municipal rights with regard to the planning and implementation of renewable energy projects.

One might assume that there is much knowledge and expertise within the Ontario governmental organization, or is it as some cynics might suggest, that such policies are actually being driven by the wind itself.

Many, many different members of parliament, municipalities, organizations and concerned individuals have raised a variety of issues to the provincial government, yet the proposed wind farms continue to be popping up, rather hu rriedly, throughout Ontario governments scrutinize processes, food, medications, appliances etc. and many consumer goods before allowing them to be sold to the public — why the difference with wind turbines?

There is great debate regarding the effects to human health from industrial wind turbines and no serious evidence seems to be forthcoming to prove they do not harm. Could this be compared to the attitude years ago that there was “no evidence” that cigarette smoking was harmful?

Voters in Ontario are confused and angry. Why is it that the Ontario government seems reluctant to comment on these issues?

These proposed projects require our attention. They may not involve us now, but soon they may involve family, friends, neighbours or someone we know.

There is much information available regarding industrial wind farms, here in Ontario, and around the world.

When we are able to remove ourselves from the situation, research, reflect, learn and then discuss and debate intellectually, rather than emotionally, perhaps collectively we can begin to move forward.

Donna Mitchell Annan

6 thoughts on “Proposed wind farm projects require attention

  1. “One might assume that there is much knowledge and expertise within the Ontario governmental organization, or is it as some cynics might suggest, that such policies are actually being driven by the wind itself.”

    It is ABSOLUTELY being driven by wind itself! That is a fact, no cynicism required!

    No HONEST PERSON WITH A BRAIN would touch this crap!

    So we pretty much know the kind of people we’re dealing with both on the government side of the house and the tax grant/ hydro rate stealing, vested interests that have hijacked and monopolized the ear of the government!

    B.B.W.

  2. B.B.W.,you are so right that “vested interests have hijacked and monopolized” the Ontario government just as they have in the U.K.

    Those vested in the global warming/climate change scam sure have monopolized the government.

    Bet you can trace this farce right back to the global warming scamers in the U.K.. Seems the same names keeping popping up in this scam.

  3. The Wind Scam is just one area of corruption and Dictatorial Legislation running rampant within our Government………………..check out Bill C36 that was rammed through last week at the Federal level!

    This is under the Health Protection agency of Canada and allows search and seizure without warrant of any product that Health Canada “feels” may endanger our Health!

    Anyone Farming Organic Foods will have to cease and desist production until Health Canada deems it safe and “certifiable” for consumer use….farm fresh eggs, locally grown livestock and the list goes on……………….

    Ontario Farming will be a thing of the past!

  4. Here’s a point to ponder….

    Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, Loblaw’s and all other grocery chains, Home Depot etc, etc all get electricity bills well exceeding $25,000 PER MONTH PER STORE. Electricity cost these retail chains tens of millions of dollars per year.

    Does anyone think for one second that these giants are going to incur massive extra cost increases for the privilege of doing business in Ontario?

    Unlikely!

    One of three things will most certainly come to pass: 1) Outlets in the smaller communities will close as only large markets can support the increased expense. 2) These retail giants will negotiate “special” electricity rates with the province and residential rate payers will be required to make up the difference.
    3) Like Ikea, they will get into the game and install massive solar equipment on their roofs and again, the residential ratepayer will pick up the tab.

    In every case, the people get screwed!

    Tell me again how “green energy” stimulates economies?

    B.B.W.

  5. BBW:

    “These retail giants will negotiate “special” electricity rates with the province and residential rate payers will be required to make up the difference.”

    Change this to: These retail giants have negotiated “volume discounts/industrial user of electricity” rates with the province and residential rate payers are required to make up the difference.

    …and that’s the way it is and has been for a long time.

    The small consumer of electricity subsidizes industry, distribution and retail etc.

    …thought this was well known and understood.

  6. Bill C36 that was rammed through last week at the Federal level! This is under the Health Protection agency of Canada and allows search and seizure without warrant of any product that Health Canada “feels” may endanger our Health!

    WAIT A MINUTE!!!!

    Maybe we can get Health Canada to seize Ontario’s WIND TURBINES! They ABSOLUTELY endanger health!

    Quixote, this might be a GOOD THING!

    NOT!

    There is some language inside of Bill C-36 which is cause for grave concern. However, it is not numbered amongst your assertions. These are the sections that give foreign governments sway over regulations etc…

    Our government(s) is now so globalized and industrial in their thinking one is forced to wonder why we even bother with elections!

    Troubled times with even more trouble coming!
    🙁

    B.B.W.

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