Grand Valley letter writer: wind power is a “feel good ploy”

Here from a Grand Valley letter writer, a take on wind power.

The province’s green energy plan is nothing more than hot air (letter)

Orangeville Banner

Dear editor,
I would like to take this opportunity to express my opinion on the issue of wind farms, not only in Dufferin County, but as it affects the entire province of Ontario.  
Wind energy is a farce.  Wind energy is not a reliable source.  It is not able to generate enough power at a consistent rate for people to power their homes.  In other words, if there is no wind, there is no electricity in your home.   
The second issue is the cost of wind farms.  The cost to produce wind energy is more than it is worth.  
It costs more than $0.16 per kilowatt/hour for wind.  Currently, we pay approximately $0.09 per kilowatt/hour for hydro for our homes, therefore, tax payers are picking up the tab for the difference. The county of Dufferin would like to shut down the production of wind farms.
The third issue is that wind farms are producing a surplus of power.  That is, because they are not constantly or predictably generating power from wind they have to produce equal power by their traditional source.
The province, however, wants to build more wind farms when there is no need for them.  It is just a feel-good ploy for the Liberal government that will cost tax-payers hundreds of millions of dollars.  
Needless to say, I, too, question the need for more wind farms.
Brianna Wildeboer
Grand Valley

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