Big Wind on TVO Mar 24th at 9 PM

February 23, 2016

Big Wind is documentary on wind turbines in Ontario, Canada.

TVO schedule for Wednesday, March 24th, 2016:

or watch it over your high-speed Internet connection: Read the rest of this entry »

hiking hydro prices 80% between 2004 and 2014

December 15, 2015

A good history of Ontario’s electricity policies over a decade:

No one is more responsible for the ongoing electricity disaster in Ontario than former premier Dalton McGuinty. Read the rest of this entry »

Sign away land rights without compensation?

October 4, 2014

At least one wind company has suspended lease option payments to land owners, while awaiting a 20-year contract from the Ontario government.

However, the company is not cancelling the lease options, merely amending them.  It seems that they still want rights to your land, they just don’t want to compensate you. Exact wording here: Read the rest of this entry »

Could this be where the 550 m setback came from?

March 16, 2014

There is no scientific consensus on a safe setback distance between residences & wind turbines. Perhaps Ontario’s 550 m setback has more to do with assuring developers that a turbine can be dropped at the back of each rural lot, as indicated by the orange area below. If the adult residents have signed a lease with the wind company, then the turbine can be placed in the yellow area as well. Read the rest of this entry »

4 reasons Ontario doesn’t need more wind power

December 7, 2013

Ontario’s government is pushing wind power, while it has clearly demonstrated that we don’t need it:

  1. Province lost $1.2-billion this year exporting power
  2. Ontario wind power generators to be paid for not producing electricity
  3. is now planning a $1-billion underwater transmission line to take electricity from Ontario to the U.S. northeast
  4. Ontario’s government abandoned plans to build 2 nuclear reactors as Ontario “doesn’t need the power to meet its electricity demand”Read more:

What’s in that wind turbine contract?

December 2, 2013

CCSAGE Naturally Green

[The following article by Garth Manning, Chair of CCSAGE, on the dangers inherent in signing wind company turbine agreements, is directed at farmers and other landowners.  It is due to appear in the current Eastern and Western Ontario editions of Farmers Forum, which describes itself as the largest newspaper in Ontario directed at farmers, with a total circulation of 34,500 papers and more than 70,000 readers.]

You could be giving up the right to your land for longer than you are alive.

Wind companies operating in Ontario are frequently owned outside Canada, and are not interested in “saving the planet for our grandchildren” or “curing climate change” as those weary clichés would have you believe. Rather, they’re only after the biggest possible profits guaranteed over a period of from 21 to 40 years by our provincial government using the proceeds of Ontario residents’ constantly increasing hydro bills and taxes. 

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Wind Power contributed essentially nothing to reducing Ontario’s coal use

November 2, 2013

Source: OWR

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