We should hope so! Happened in Tin Fan Alley (aka Chatham-Kent):
Ontario Wind Resistance: Broken Tower in Chatham-Kent
We should hope so! Happened in Tin Fan Alley (aka Chatham-Kent):
Ontario Wind Resistance: Broken Tower in Chatham-Kent
If Shelley wrote her gothic horror story, “the work of a dark imagination fuelled by opioids“, Conroy naturally wonders, “what was Kathleen Wynne and her government smoking when they let loose their own man-made monsters across rural Ontario—in the form of industrial wind developers and speculators?”
He reports, “Even if you buy the sentiment that their motivations were well-intentioned, the undeniable outcome of the Green Energy Act is that Kathleen Wynne and Dalton McGuinty have spawned armies of amoral monstrous corporate creatures and have let them loose to roam unfettered across the province. To wreak havoc in rural communities. To despoil the environment. To slaughter endangered species. To make folks sick“.
He goes on to observe how the McGuinty-Wynne axis (my description) has prepared the way for this by denying local democracy, by eviscerating environmental legislation to fast track developments what would otherwise have been rejected by local councils and defeated by existing laws. To put trademark its monster, the Ontario government has facilitated a rubber-stamp appeal process to ensure a blood supply to its monster (not to belabour a metaphor).
“Near Chatham, folks believe the wind developer working nearby has poisoned their wells—allowing toxins into their drinking supply. They have done the testing. They have spoken out. They have protested. Marched on Queen’s Park. Kathleen Wynne has ignored them.“. Eschewing the name of, “Frankenstein” for their spawn (do doubt worried about copyright), they view it as a “necessary evil”
“Left without the protection of the province—without the safeguards that would protect them from any other development— these folks took matters into their own hands. In August, they began blockading the construction site— neighbours joining together to form a line against the threat to their drinking water.“. The Wynne-lose government, turns out, were able to rely on their legal cronies to set matters right: “…in a cruel blow, the developers— a Korean conglomerate and its American partner—won a court injunction barring any further blockades of the project. The judge said he wasn’t trying to muzzle opponents, but to “prohibit unlawful acts”.” Guess who pays the Judge”s salary?
The horror is on-going (a McGuinty-Wynne Serial), “Untethered by moral, ethical or community concerns, these corporate beasts consume and ravage everything they can get away with. Folks who have fought for years to protect the things our government was supposed to safeguard, have been left gasping in despair. Lacking legal remedies or protection, some have begun considering other means to protect their families, their communities and their land. If the government won’t protect them, they will do it themselves“.
…courtesy of the Wynne-lose government. They know they’re wrong, they know they’ve cooked up the Green Energy boondoggle and cooked the books to justify the waste.
How’s this for for government R&P:
turbinesThere are current proposals for 860 MW of wind power throughout Chatham-Kent. This translates into approximately 570 industrial wind turbines. The developments blanket much of the land located south of Highway 401 to Lake Erie, as well as the area west of Chatham to Lake St. Clair. Eight wind energy companies are involved (either alone or in various partnerships) in these proposed projects.(from CKWAG Chatham-Kent).
Black well water protest continues in Chatham-Kent
September 6, 2017
Residents of Chatham-Kent who are concerned about reports that as many as 12 water wells may have been affected by pile driving activity during construction of the North Kent II wind power project continue their demonstration at the site today. (from Wind Concerns Ontario Chatham-Kent).
The Wynne-lose programme of R&P continues unabated:
Chatham-Kent has asked the Ontario government to halt construction until the situation has been reviewed, and property owners affected have been offered free water testing by independent laboratories.
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has taken no action.
For more frequent updates on the demonstration, please check on our Facebook page, and/or at Water Wells First. (WCO Chatham-Kent angry)
Here are the news:
Chatham-Kent residents frustrated with wind turbine construction they blame for tainting their drinking water staged another blockade Tuesday morning and have temporarily shut down the North Kent Wind project. (OWR Frustration in C-K)
Let’s bow our heads and bend over for the Ontario Government, more love, please.
ARE WE SURPRISED?! Are we? ARE WE?
$1B wasted! Toronto Sun Report
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, a non-partisan body, which represents the province’s engineers, says it has crunched government hydro numbers from 2016 and they show that 7.6 terawatt-hours of clean hydro went down the drain that year. That’s equal to the amount required to power 760,000 homes – or $1 billion worth of electricity – said the group’s past president Paul Acchione.
A 58% increase over the previous year!
Colin Nekolaichuk, spokesman for energy minister Glenn Thibeault, slammed the Tories for voting against the government’s 25% hydro rate reduction plan and not having a plan of their own. He did not address the analysis of the OSPE in a statement to the Toronto Sun.
68% of Noise Complaints not investigated [re-blogged from Ontario-Wind-Resistance.org]:
Documents released through Ontario’s Freedom of Information Act and obtained by Global News reveal officials from the Ministry of Environment chose not to investigate or deferred responding to – meaning they did not make immediate plans to investigate – roughly 68 per cent of all noise and health complaints lodged against wind turbine operators in the province between 2006 and 2014. This represents nearly 2,200 individual complaints.
A list of 3,180 complaints is included in the documents. Of those, more than 1,700 were not investigated by the ministry. In another 446 of the complaints the ministry deferred responding. Complainants reported sleep disturbances, headaches, and dizziness from the wind turbine noise emissions. Read article
The Spectator UK, Matt Ridley writes unclean, not green useless alternative energy.
The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market last year’.
You might even think,
…wind power is making a big contribution to world energy today. You would be wrong. Its contribution is still, after decades — nay centuries — of development, trivial to the point of irrelevance.…
To the nearest whole number, what percentage of the world’s energy consumption was supplied by wind power in 2014, the last year for which there are reliable figures? Was it 20 per cent, 10 per cent or 5 per cent? None of the above: it was 0 per cent. That is to say, to the nearest whole number, there is still no wind power on Earth.
…together, wind and photovoltaic solar are supplying less than 1 per cent of global energy demand.…
Do not take refuge in the idea that wind turbines could become more efficient. There is a limit to how much energy you can extract from a moving fluid, the Betz limit, and wind turbines are already close to it. Their effectiveness (the load factor, to use the engineering term) is determined by the wind that is available, and that varies at its own sweet will from second to second, day to day, year to year.…
The point of running through these numbers is to demonstrate that it is utterly futile, on a priori grounds, even to think that wind power can make any significant contribution to world energy supply, let alone to emissions reductions, without ruining the planet. As the late David MacKay pointed out years back, the arithmetic is against such unreliable renewables.
It takes tons of fossil fuels to produce the tons of turbines and solar panels. Green energy is the most counterintuitive political, social and economic fantasy humankind has ever devised.
To carry Ontario power to US, mostly Green Energy. Watch video CTV Report starting at minute 1:00
Ontario Hydro Sells Green Energy cheap.
So, Ontarians pay through the nose for Greed Energy generated by Industrial Wynne Turbines, while the US can buy it at a DEEP discount.
Of course, if they had to pay the real cost, they wouldn’t and we’d be stuck with unusable greed-generated energy.
The citizens of the Island will be in Toronto January 31 this year to appeal the ERT’s decision to allow a major Industrial Wynne Turbine project to continue.
Parker Gallant explains why the project could be a perfectly bad idea for Amherst:
“On its own, cancellation could save Ontario ratepayers over $500 million in future costs. Those contracts, signed years ago, either have not been built or are involved in litigation preventing them from breaking ground. Their sunk costs are small in comparison to their full costs over 20 years and canceling them outright would represent a nominal cost to ratepayers while saving, birds, bats, butterflies and endangered species from harm as well as prevent human health effects, and depreciation to property values.
Cancellation would reduce the amount of surplus energy that is exported at a cost to ratepayers or simply curtailed, but paid for by ratepayers. Savings would be in the billions.”
The article goes on to discuss the history of the Island and its natural wonders. For one, it is the Owl Capital of North America; it’s the first of the 1000 Islands. Fighting to protect the Island is the Association to Protect Amherst Island along with many allies:
“Organizations as diverse as Heritage Canada The National Trust, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Kingston Field Naturalists, the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland, BirdLife International, the Maryland Ornithological Society, the Hawk Migration Association of North America, Pennsylvania Ornithological Society, and Brereton Field Naturalists’ Club all oppose turbines on Amherst Island.”
Because of draconian laws in Ontario, The Green Energy Act, the powers of local authorities to run their own affairs in the matter were taken away, as they were in every municipality that opposes Wynne Turbines or that is unwilling to host them (this host idea was generated by Ms Wynne-lose herself which amounted to a double-cross just as she double-crossed Toronto on the issue of tolling their main highways, a corrupt attempt to buy her re-election because the GTA elects the government in Ontario.). Because of this unjust and unconstitutional law, the GEA of Ontario did not invoke the notwithstanding law in the Charter of Rights, Wolfe Island has already been destroyed
In conclusion, Parker Gallant
So, Ontario has a “robust supply” of electricity, wind turbines will harm the 34 endangered species, and we are exporting surplus generation at pennies on the dollar while curtailing wind, spilling hydro and steaming off nuclear energy. Ontario doesn’t need the intermittent power from the turbines on Amherst Island. We don’t need them in Prince Edward County either (White Pines) (or Dutton-Dunwich, or La Nation, or North Stormont). The Minister should demonstrate that he means what he said recently in North Bay: “There are some families in this province that are struggling to meet their energy bills. It’s why I’ve recognized and the premier has recognized that we need to do more …That is why we’re making sure we can find ways to reduce bills. Everything is on the table within reason.”
Granting the Appeal in favour of Amherst Island would save a Billion dollars in the bankrupt province of Ontario, but fiscal responsibility is not the Wynne-lose government’s mandate..
First Shame Award given to Wind Company for neglecting Water Resources in Ontario.
Well Water first,Wind, last.
Water Wells First announced the first recipient of their Trojan Horse Award. Boralex.
The Award is a Shame Award intended to draw attention to a company that says they are interested in protecting water but in fact the opposite is true. They do nothing to protect water and even cause Peak Water Crises for local populations where they operate.
Boralex operates the Marsh Line Windfarm in the former Township of Dover. The construction of the windfarm coincided with a number of water wells becoming turbid and now contain black particulates.
Boralex denies responsibility. Denies they understand the concerns of local families financially dependent on the underlying aquifer for their freshwater supply.
Is it safe to assume wind companies consider water to be an unclean resource (because it makes hydro power?).
We invite everyone in SW Ontario to join us at the Baldoon Golf Club on Monday Jan 30th at at 5-8PM, at 7018 Dufferin Rd Wallaceburg, ON to help us give this message to Boralex
Brought to you by, Industrial Wynne Turbines Inc. (already paving the way to the next election by blocking Toll Roads for the GTA).
Parker Gallant reports on the waste power produced by Industrial Wynne turbones:
The IESO just released the 2016 Electricity Data indicating industrial wind turbines (IWT) were responsible for the generation of 9.0 terawatts (TWh) of power, representing 6% of Ontario demand of 137 TWh.
Here’s the rub: they don’t give you all the facts:
So, here are the facts: power generation from wind cost Ontario’s ratepayers over $1.7 billion (approximately 12% of total generation costs) in 2016 for just over 6% of demand, and will cause ratepayers hydro bills to be further affected negatively. IESO’s responsibility to manage the system through the exercises suggested in their recommendations will cost the system more money, increasing costs just to ensure industrial wind developments are able to extract money from the pockets of Ontario’s ratepayers.
And, there is also the fact that they hide the facts:
What IESO doesn’t say about wind power generation, however, is annoying. IWT generation in 2016 was actually 10.7 TWh when DX (distributor connected) industrial-scale wind turbines or IWTs are included. If the 2.2 TWh of “curtailed” wind is added, the bill to ratepayers was for 13 TWh[emphasis added]. The estimate of curtailed and DX wind comes from Scott Luft who does a remarkable job of tracking what is actually happening with generation. IESO fails to disclose either curtailed or DX generation for whatever reason as they are the settlement agent for all generation in the province.
It’s a shell game? Hide the facts under the swirling walnut shells, now you see it, now you don’t?