Melancthon Mayor to Wynne: get rid of Green Energy Act

Here from yesterday’s Orangeville Banner, the story of an Ontario Mayor who has had more than enough. Full story here.

There will be one turbine per 15 people in Melancthon if Chinese-owned Dufferin Power gets its way

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Melancthon Mayor Bill Hill is urging Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to step up and address what he labels the “seriously flawed” powers of the Green Energy Act (GEA).
    It’s no secret Melancthon council and Dufferin Wind Power Inc., which received approval to operate a 99 MW wind farm in the township and construct a 230 kV transmission line to Amaranth, have a less than amicable relationship.
    With Dufferin Wind filing for expropriation, taking the township to court over the storage of wind turbines, and recently applying to have the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) institute a road use agreement, the township has reached a breaking point, Hill said.
    “People are incensed by the bullying tactics employed by Dufferin Wind Power Inc.,” Hill wrote in his letter sent to Wynne on Tuesday (Aug. 13).
    “The reason they can act that way is because of the flawed Green Energy Act that allows them to steam roll over municipalities and individuals.”
    At nearly every turn, Hill contends the Chinese-owned wind power developer has brought the GEA hammer down to get whatever it wants. The mayor is now urging the premier to “intervene” into the situation.
    “It does appear your government has chosen to favour foreign owned wind farm developers, over the interest and livelihood of Ontario farmers,” Hill said. “It is imperative that further charges are made.”

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Paul_Oskar
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Windfarm power only produces electricity without any regard to demand. They are only a good business model for those who are running those wind turbines because of feed-in tariffs way beyond costs for power from conventional power stations. It at least quadruples the price. The wind dependent intermittent production is a heavy burden on the grid.

There is no reason to go with nuclear power. There are new developments which were stopped for political reasons like the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) stopped by Bill Clinton in 1994 with a gagging order. A new concept which further improves IFR comes from Berlin/Germany, the Dual Fluid Reactor. However, there is a law in Germany that forbids any new construction to generate power from nuclear fission. This new concept does not need any containment, one of the most expensive parts of nuclear power stations. The safety features are very similar to the IFR. The calculated price per kWh is 0.6 Euro-Cents. It consumes also depleted uranium and nuclear waste. As a fast breeder, there is enough waste to provide for all our electricity demands for about 1000 years, just on waste.

As the operating temperature is around 1000 degrees Celsius, it can be used as an excellent heat source for the industries, for generating fertilizer or substitutes of gasoline without any CO2.

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