Questions about wind power
Wind turbines in particular are being splashed across the countryside because, like the 1898 Yukon Gold Rush, there's lots of gold in them thar' wind turbines.
Yet, are they as green as the promoters -- including the provincial government -- would have us suppose?
July 21, 2010
by Lloyd Brown-John
in The Windsor Star
As more wind turbines mushroom from fields in Essex and Kent counties, we should ask a few questions.
In case you have not noticed, you already pay for alternate renewable energy. Check your hydro bill under the heading "regulatory charges." The fine print reads: "Includes the costs associated with funding the Ministry of Energy and infrastructure conservation and renewable energy programs."
This is the line on your bill just above "debt retirement charge," a legacy of the last effort by a then-Conservative government to provide Ontario with alternate electrical energy.
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