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Power Hungry author Robert Bryce has remarked in the past that, besides being inefficient, expensive and unreliable, industrial-scale wind power was a waste of resources because it takes up so much land that could otherwise be used for food. “Wind power is energy sprawl,” he told the audience when he was a luncheon speaker at the International Symposium on the Global Wind Industry in Picton, Ontario, in 2010.

Now Bryce has expanded his thoughts on that issue and added some very interesting statistics, in this excellent article in City Journal. http://www.city-journal.org/2012/22_1_environmentalism.html

Not included in this article but a fact in Ontario, when wind power developers counter the claims that property values are going down near wind power projects by saying that farm prices are going up, they’re not quite telling the truth (Mr Segal of Prowind, you’re included). The rise in some farm property values is because of the price of corn.

The developers’ claims that only an acre or two is taken out of agricultural production due to wind turbines is also not quite true: land is taken for access roads, transformers and other equipment.

News daily at http://www.windconcernsontario.ca and regularly here.

PC Energy Critic Vic Fedeli, former mayor of North Bay, is beginning his energy tour of Ontario and is in Strathroy tonight; he’ll be in Ottawa March 22nd for a pub night at the Swan on the Rideau, and doing a news conference with the North Gower Wind Action Group and Wind Concerns Ontario March 23rd. Details to follow.

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A standing-room-only meeting was held last evening in Picton Ontario about the proposed wind power generation development, to be situated on the southern shore of Prince Edward County at Ostrander Point.

This is madness: as many as 750,000 birds travel through there during migration periods. It is a very, very important bird area–and yet, the province seems to think it’s OK to turn this place into a wind power factory.

For a fuller report, go to http://www.windconcernsontario.ca

For more information on the birds and other life in danger, go to: http://naturestuff.net/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=137&Itemid=33

The Ontario government says its push for wind power is all about health and the environment; clearly, nothing could be further from the truth.

Email us at northgowerwindactiongroup@yahoo.ca

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From today’s Enterprise Bulletin, a column by Queen’s Park reporter Christina Blizzard on the McGuinty government’s spending. See the article, here:

http://www.theenterprisebulletin.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3428102

The Auditor-General of Ontario made quite a few points about this in his report, released late last year including these very serious facts:

1.the Ontario government rushed into renewable energy without ever doing any “comprehensive business-case evaluation” of the impacts of a billion dollar commitment

2.the government said the Green Energy Act would lead to “modest incremental increases in electricity bills”–the fact is, there will be an increase of more than 56% (actually, when this is done, it will be more like 140%)

3.the Ontario Power Authority’s long-term plan has not been approved by the Ontario Energy Board, and in fact development of the plan was suspended

4.other jurisdictions have much lower feed-in tariff rates than Ontario

5. job creation from renewable energy has been verstated and the jobs will be 75% short-term construction jobs. In fact, job LOSSES have been documented in Germany, Spain and the U.K., as many as FOUR per “green” job, due to higher energy costs

6.renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are intermittent and will require back-up from fossil-fuel power generation. This will require natural gas-fired generation plants.

The A-G’s report is available here:http://www.theenterprisebulletin.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3428102

Every person in Ontario should be furious about this, and especially those communities that are being threatened by wind power projects which will alter our quality of life forever.

Wind: you’re paying for it. Demand a say. Write to

Chris Bentley, Minister of Energy at cbentley.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Other MPP addresses can be found at http://www.windconcernsontario.net under Addresses. PC energy critic is Vic Fedeli.

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