There is nothing particularly new in this mania to cover the
I happened to read the May, 2010, Walrus Magazine last week which featured an article explaining why
Well, when it comes to the Feed-in Tariff (FIT), one of the cornerstones of
A section of the article deals with
There is a major problem with going green – everyone will pay more for electricity.
But back to the article,
Is our new Green Energy Act a good idea?
Listen to some of the environmentalists, and wind and solar power installations are the next best thing to sex. Their minds seem to be closed to any other point of view.
Sun shines, at most, half a day. Wind blows about 25 to 30 per cent of the time. So, in my mind, you can’t depend upon wind and solar power and you need conventional power as back up for all those solar and wind installations. How does that help the environment? (By the way, I’ve always considered myself an environmentalist.)
Worst of all, the lakeshore from Port Elgin to
Big business from across North America seems to find that rich feed-in tariff rate in Ontario, guaranteed for 20 years, too good to resist. Even the homeowners are in the money line-up in
Should we be surprised at the incremental growth of wind turbines?
Not likely. Money is now the number one pursuit in this country – it’s more important than your health and the planet’s health. Yet wind turbines are supposed to help the planet’s health by eliminating the use of conventional power produced by dirty coal.
Puzzling, isn’t it?
Before more millions are spent sticking wind turbines across the countryside, I’d like a little scientific proof that they will actually be able to make big cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and be able to replace those coal-fired generating stations that the McGuinty government wants to eliminate.
Finally, if this country really were concerned about the health of Mother Earth, you wouldn’t see: monster homes being built; gas-guzzling cars and trucks; electrical-sucking gadgets; all that plastic packaging; near as many airplane trips, and so on.
Wind turbines and solar panels are the flavour of the day – not because of the environment but because of the money involved.