The ugly side of wind power
Ontario's Green Energy Act is stacked in favour of wind developers. Its authors seem not to have cared about basic rights. They just bash ahead despite evidence that turbines provide little in the way of jobs, reduce property values, make some homes unsaleable, affect the health and social well-being of locals and kill migrating birds and endangered species. Our descendants here in Prince Edward County will inherit a devastated local economy, landscape and way of life, not to mention an increasing (province-wide) financial burden to pay for wind-company profits.
July 6, 2012
by Garth Manning
in National Post
Imagine 38 industrial wind turbines being erected in Toronto's High Park, each taller than Ottawa's Peace Tower or the Royal York Hotel, and sitting atop massive concrete bases, on land that had been cleared and bulldozed flat. Plus, imagine the erection of sub-stations and transmission lines to connect the turbines with the hydro grid. In other words: An industrial wasteland from Bloor Street down several kilometers to the Queensway.
Of course, this could never happen - because the justifiable outrage and uproar of urban Torontonians would reduce Queen's Park to metaphorical rubble.
Why then does nobody - except local residents - appear... [continue via Web link]