Ontario’s wind turbines: Onshore vs. offshore

Although installing wind turbines offshore doesn’t address the inherent inefficiency & inconsistency of wind power, there are certain advantages to offshore wind:

  • More consistent winds
  • No more trees cut down for turbines
  • Less agricultural land taken out of production
  • No more active eagles’ nests destroyed, as in Haldimand County, Ontario

  • No new turbine access roads through sensitive forest ecosystems such as Ostrander Point, Prince Edward County
  • No more pouring concrete turbine foundations in water tables i.e. drinking water
  • Less stray voltage entering homes
  • Fewer fights with municipalities
  • Fewer lawsuits from local residents
  • Fewer new transformer stations beside homes
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