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Excellent Letter to Meaford Council — Tell McGuinty We Don’t Want Wind Turbines

Andre Den Tandt — Letter to the Editor — Meaford Independent — June 5, 2012

Now that PEG and its incinerator proposal have been sent packing, hopefully for good, an older equally disturbing project is still with us. The IPC wind energy project in Sydenham is still very much alive, though temporarily on the back-burner. If it and / or others were to proceed, these projects would ruin Meaford’s prospects for prosperity as surely as any dirty incinerator would.

The issues have been discussed extensively in a presentation made to Meaford Council by Mr Jim Brunow on February 11th, 2011, as well as in letters to the editors of local media. Other than joining some 90 other municipalities in calling for a moratorium, Meaford has stayed on the sidelines of that debate. Perhaps it’s time for our council to revisit the issue. Here’s why.

Most of the arguments for the Green Energy Act are now demonstrably bogus. Simply put: wind-generated energy does not do what it was supposed to do, i.e. replace coal. That evidence, mostly from Europe and its 20 years of experience in the field, is so overwhelming that Germany, with some 26,000 wind-turbines installed, is now building the largest coal-fired electrical generating plants on earth, just so the lights won’t go out when there’s no wind.

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