Sarnia Observer, Peter Epp
In the early days of Ontario’s foray into wind and solar energy projects – well before the Ontario Liberals’ Green Energy Policy, which was enshrined within legislation in 2009 – countries such as Denmark and Germany were trotted out as towering examples of what could be ac, for example, massive wind turbines lined the sea coast. In Germany, wind turbine generation was eagerly embraced, and solar energy was so heavily encouraged that in many German communities the roofs of Lutheran churches were fitted with panels.
There was a determination in Denmark and Germany to reduce those countries’ dependence on fossil fuels, and to shift the generation of electricity to the communities and to the citizens. Generous subsidies provided an incentive – and there existed the promise of a manufacturing boom; the solar panels and the turbines would have to be designed and built, and they may as well be built in Denmark and Germany. Read article