EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a letter to David Suzuki, who will be attending the connection of the Mother Earth Renewable Energy wind turbines in M’Chigeeng on June 15.
Dear Mr. Suzuki:
I understand that you will be visiting Manitoulin Island on June 15 to speak to the connection of the Mother Earth Renewable Energy (MERE) wind turbines in M’Chigeeng to the provincial grid. Firstly, I would like to extend a warm welcome and to thank you for taking an interest in our community. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping shape my interest in environmental issues and my passion for the natural world. I grew up watching ‘The Nature of Things’ and have read many pieces of your writing.
While I respect the great work you have done to bring environmental issues to the forefront, I am disappointed that you have decided to fully endorse industrial scale wind projects in Canada and abroad. I do not feel there is sufficient evidence to support the notion that industrial wind turbines will help slow climate change. However, I am not writing you to engage in a debate over the merits of the technology. I am more interested in your endorsement of Ontario’s Green Energy Act, particularly those aspects that apply to wind power. Read article