Wind Turbine Invasion

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by Kees Peeters
Wind turbine invasion – that is how it is felt. When the Kerwood Road area in West Williams was transferred from a quiet agricultural area, to a giant industrial park, with hundreds of trucks, dozers and cranes moving in and changing our farm community forever, a feeling of helplessness and frustration came over a lot of people, knowing things will never be the same again! All of this in the name of “green energy”.

I am not against green energy, on the contrary, but what is going on here, makes no economic sense. The cost is astronomical, which will be piled on top of our provincial deficit, which will have to be paid for by us, our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. What a legacy to leave behind!

So far, about 1800 turbines have been built in Ontario which produces 3 % of our energy consumption. Ontario long term energy plan predicts that over the next 18 years, another 5000 turbines will be built. This will cover only 9 % of our energy use, but it will take more than 50 % of our hydro bills to finance this!! 50 % will still come from nuclear reactors, 22% from hydroelectric, the most efficient of all, and the rest from gas, bio energy, solar and conservation. Show me where the logic is in wind power?

What can we do now? For us here in West Williams, not much! We will have to learn to live with this invasion, but it is not too late for other areas, where these wind factories are planned. Land owners can learn from us, educate themselves and outweigh the pros and cons. A few projects have been cancelled already. Farmers are starting to work together, realizing that strong communities are more important than financial gain for a few landowners. They start to realize that money cannot justify everything! Farmers are learning more about the consequences being: possible health problems, stray voltage, visual pollution, destroying of good farm land, frustration about drainage issues, loss of sole decision making on your own property and possible liability issues. Taking all these in consideration, why would anybody put his signature on a contract with these companies?

I would like to invite all the landowners, who are thinking about to sign up ,or already did sign up ,with these companies, to reconsider and come visit our area and see with your own eyes what is being done to our farm land. Talk to the farmers who did sign up. Lot of them would like to reconsider their decision, after they see what has been done to their farms!

Farming has been good to most of us and gives us all a good living, a home, where we can raise our families, places of our own, places where we can make our own decisions. Think about the future of your children. Lot of your parents, grandparents, or yourself came to Canada to fulfill their dreams to be farmers, independent farmers! Please, do not throw away these privileges over some “easy money”, promised by these companies.

We, farmers are not owners, but stewards of the land, which is given in loan by our Maker and this comes with responsibilities. We are farmers in the business of growing food and in the business of feeding people. Let us keep it that way!!

Kees Peeters
Resident of North Middlesex

27 thoughts on “Wind Turbine Invasion

  1. My heart goes out to the people in the communities that have been inflicted with those disgusting, useless machines. They are simply, monuments to greed and ignorance. After finding out the truth about the horrors of the GEA and the ensuing windscam, no one in their right mind would want to have these machines in our province. Supporters of wind, are supported by wind. These people are the worst of all. They know the truth, but fight desperately, to cover it up. You can’t bury the truth forever. Much like cream, it keeps on rising to the top! We will not stop fighting, till this scam is exposed!

  2. I am all for green energy…. wind energy, is a blight in our Ontario. What is being forced on us is a “windscam”. Thanks 1957chev for that word.
    FARMERS FEED CITIES…. Not Power them.

  3. GREAT ARTICLE spoken buy a true farmer, This message must be copied and sent to everyone in Ontario including every politician and even the Prime Minister himself. It was the Green Energy Act by the Fiberals that got this into this mess and the fault of GTA that voted the same criminals back in. Nothing and i mean Nothing will ever change if the party in Power supports and backs up this scam. Another issue is that our very own MNR and MOE are in bed with the wind companies and offer no means to stop this expensive waste. Ontario right now is in debt to 273 BILLION! The CTF says that Ontario can balance the budget if it follows a plan that includes a legislated debt repayment plan, restraint on spending and the elimination of “FAILED” policies such as the ONTARIO GREEN ENERGY ACT. But again, we need a party that has the balls to do that. Now is the TIME!!

    • CTF? Is that the Canadian Taxpayers Federation? The secretive organization that used to be headed up by Stephen Harper? Apparently funded by very wealthy people who mostly don’t pay taxes but think services should be cut for people like us?
      That CTF?
      These are the kind of people who support bailing out the banks and imposing austerity on the public. Hudak’s PCs would do that. His solution to rising energy costs is to give subsidized electricity to companies and lower minimum wages. He hasn’t explained how we will be able to pay OUR hydro bills on part-time $5/hr at Walmart.
      What we really need is to get rid of all the parties. There’s way too much testosterone floating around Queen’s Park and way too little compassion for citizens.
      Personally, I don’t think that replacing Fiberals with CONservative CONmen is really much of solution. The problem is not the party, it’s the party system.

      • If I recall the contents of your previous posts correctly I do believe that the Republic of China currently operates under the system that you envisage.

        A benefit of their system is that they seem to be able to deal with protesters (counter revolutionaries) in an extremely efficient fashion.

        Perhaps you can share more of your vision with us.

      • The Prime Ministers Wife Explains it all…
        Accountable local government – Yes, Prime Minister – BBC comed

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6b2OT3C9KY

        It sounds like a system employed in the CCCP — maybe it would work here. Could it be any worse than the Liberal/NDP coalition?

        I want to be a Commissar!

      • WillR Who own you Will? .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpcfZzx8xY0#t=74
        You seem to love excessive control,Way I see it we are in a police state therefor in line with any other commie de facto government. They just make your government look a little prettier.to make you think you are better off. Brain wash to a T the way any government likes to have there controlled corporated citizens to behave.

      • Please spare us your anti-PC rants, Sylvan Bob. We get that you have some ideological fixation against Conservatives. Now can we just move on.

  4. Money, and the business of farming, and regrets:

    ‘[excerpt] Farmers are starting to work together, realizing that strong communities are more important than financial gain for a few landowners. They start to realize that money cannot justify everything! Farmers are learning more about the consequences being: possible health problems, stray voltage, visual pollution, destroying of good farm land, frustration about drainage issues, loss of sole decision making on your own property and possible liability issues. Taking all these in consideration, why would anybody put his signature on a contract with these companies?

    I would like to invite all the landowners, who are thinking about to sign up ,or already did sign up ,with these companies, to reconsider and come visit our area and see with your own eyes what is being done to our farm land. Talk to the farmers who did sign up. Lot of them would like to reconsider their decision, after they see what has been done to their farms!

    Farming has been good to most of us and gives us all a good living, a home, where we can raise our families, places of our own, places where we can make our own decisions. Think about the future of your children. Lot of your parents, grandparents, or yourself came to Canada to fulfill their dreams to be farmers, independent farmers! Please, do not throw away these privileges over some “easy money”, promised by these companies.

    We, farmers are not owners, but stewards of the land, which is given in loan by our Maker and this comes with responsibilities. We are farmers in the business of growing food and in the business of feeding people. Let us keep it that way!!’

    And – a farmer spit on me once – imagine that.
    Too late for sorry!

      • This is the third scandal that is directly attributed to George Smitherman – EHealth and ORNGE both came out of his Minister of Health period.
        The Liberal Party needs to come clean on this. Protecting George Smiterman and covering up for the incompetence and complete lack of consideration and protection of the rate payers dependent on the electrical system of this province is malfeasance by the Liberal government. The Renewable Energy Initiative as structured by George and the gang will cost the rate payers of this province $2.6 BILLION per year in FIT contracts for the next 20 years. Money we could have spent on health, education, infrastructure, social programs, elder care, etc. Instead we have the highest electricity rates in North America – a fact that is driving commerce and industry out of this province.
        The rate payers also owe $1.1 BILLION for the closing of the gas plants, plus $2 BILLION for the “Smart Meters” ( 5% of which are malfunctioning at any moment), plus Stranded Debt, plus $2 BILLION for upgrading of the infrastructure – transmission lines – to transport surplus energy to New York, Quebec, and Manitoba, plus $2 BILLION for the excess electricity, plus, plus, plus.
        Citizens of Ontario are being mistreated while Mike Crawley –National President of the Liberal Party of Canada – has a Industrial Wind Energy contract with the Liberal Government and will personally benefit him $375 MILLION – to be paid by the ratepayers of Hydro One.
        You are destroying the Liberal Party and bankrupting the province of Ontario. The Liberal Party has never been so corrupt. The Liberal Party will be held accountable for policies and procedures that disenfranchised the people of this province.

      • Smitherman is arguably the most incompetent minister, nay politician, of any party at any level of government in recent Canadian history, maybe forever.

        And, he’s also untouchable, for a variety of reasons …

      • Why are we picking on a guy who only had a high school education — we should be sympathetic.

        It’s not like it cost us any money for him to indulge his fantasies.

        Oh wait! — that George! Furious George…

        Oh Noes!

      • Hey Ontario!
        Again – My version is easy – I can explain it in one word:
        Corruption!

        Communist explains – your right – to ‘understand’

        The ‘chess board’ approach;
        and,
        how the pawn is used to win the game.

        ‘[excerpt] “This is a community project, everyone in the project area has the right to understand what is going on and has the right to know what the plan will be, number one,” Tang said, adding it’s also part of the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) process. “Farm Power is composed by a lot of the local farmers. They’re the owner of the project.”

        Then again, as far as Melancthon Mayor Bill Hill sees it, the biggest hiccup is how the parameters of the Farm Owned Power (Melancthon) Inc. project, which first proposed local farmers holding a 51 per cent majority ownership stake, has changed since the concept of a community-owned wind farm was first proposed.
        Currently, farmers own a 35 per cent stake, and once the project gets up and running, they won’t have any equity position at all, the mayor suggested.

        “The involvement with the local farmers has changed significantly,” Hill said, noting farmers will still develop the project and lease land to the wind developer. “But, once it is up and running, they won’t have an equity position.”
        There have been some rumblings China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Limited is owned by the Chinese government. As Tang explained, the company is publically traded on the Hong Kong market, but government-run China Guodian Corporation holds a majority stake.

        With more than 100 wind turbines already spinning at the TransAlta wind facility and seven more in Melancthon as part of the Plateau Wind Project under construction, another 45 to 55 may be on the horizon, as representatives from the revamped wind project have re-approached the township.

        “I think we are high on (the wind industry’s) radar screen,” Hill remarked.
        From Hill’s understanding, local farmers would still be paid to lease land for turbines, plus play an active role in how the Dufferin Wind Project evolves, but their equity would be bought once the wind facility goes online.

        “Then, it comes down to any other wind project, from my perspective,” Hill said. “We have extremely limited powers and we’ll continue to be vigilant and make sure the interests of our municipality and our ratepayers are looked after to the very best of our ability.”
        http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/1478771-chinese-wind-company-eyes-dufferin/

        Dufferin County is a total sham – and, all negotiations should stop now.
        Demand it!

    • You better believe it Ontario, and you best do something about it. Were going down. There is no government handout to save our sorry as*es.

  5. I have seen and expeiranced many situations and it is true,what comes around goes around,and it doesn’t matter if you are a multi billion aire or a nasty piece of work………..or what ever………if you do bad things to others,something worse normally happens back….just takes a little time…

    • Hey Dream,
      Exactly, reality is it will come around and hit them twice as hard. At that rate, there is no future for these government criminals.
      First stop – jail. Second stop will be a final resting place..aka Hell.
      Seize assets and bank accounts, national and international; to eventually be returned to the people of Ontario.
      At this point, cut no slack for these gangsters.

  6. Is it any wonder why George Smitherman’s partner wound up dead?

    There’s the obvious: if I had to live with George Smitherman — I might kill myself too!

    And the intuitive: the poor man – ‘tortured’ – knowing his partner was one of the most corrupt, lying, thieving, despicable government officials ever to cause to damage in Ontario.

    Let us all be sensitive to these realities.

  7. Hello “energy01”! Good to hear from you again!

    Was just wondering weather you have anything to say about
    the communities, families, and PEOPLE who’ve been directly,
    physically harmed and abused by reckless, negligent, fraudulent
    wind turbine operators.

    Or weather “your” “voice” is confined to the (expected) economic
    impacts of (stupid) energy policies that indirectly harm all of us,
    and, Progressive Conservative party enforcement.

  8. Smitherman may be untouchable in the court of law. In the real world – it may be a different story.

  9. Stupid is as stupid does.

    Looming above us – opportunity
    To stop the Liberals – dead in their tracks – Guilty:
    “No Moral Authority to govern”;
    and all their deals – void ab initio.

    Progressive Conservatives – save us!
    Don’t treat us like we’re stupid, please
    Explain to us how –
    Queen’s Park nourishes – corruption.
    Or, lead us to slaughter.

    • Well put shocked and disgusted!! like I Said before THE Liberals have no moral compass!! they lie cheat and then when it comes time for election – they kinda REMEMBER what they did and try to back track but it always bits them IN THE ASS!!! – it is like the wild west without the sheriff – lets run them out of Dodge!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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