New to wind power?

In 2016 Ontario announced five new large-scale wind power contracts for a total of 300 megawatts of new wind power capacity.

Meanwhile, the Premier has announced that mistakes have been made and Ontario’s consumer electricity bills should not be as high as they area, and the Energy Minister admits that the “arbitrary” choice of wind power led to “sub-optimal siting” and “heightened community concerns.” And, the Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO) says Ontario has a surplus of power for the next 10 years.

So why these new contracts? And why is the government carrying through with contracts awarded earlier for projects that are obviously not needed, some of which are under appeal due to questions of impact on the natural environment and health?

We are working hard to help the public understand that wind power is not the answer to protecting the environment.

WCO provides:

  • a PowerPoint presentation for community groups or individuals to take to their municipal councils. (For Wind Concerns Ontario members and member groups ONLY)
  • signs
  • brochures on health impacts from wind turbine noise emissions
  • flyer in English and French for mail drops, meetings etc. WIND POWER Flyer -Bil WIND POWER Flyer-ENG

We recommend:

-get organized–form a community group and establish a board or leadership group

choose your name carefully: you want to be a source of information not an expression of anger (be careful of the acronyms possible, too)

-incorporate: this gives you a degree of protection from legal action and establishes you as a serious community organization

-read, read, read everything you can

-plan to hold a public meeting as soon as possible so your community knows what’s going on (we can help you with what to present)

 

Join Wind Concerns Ontario for more help and support. Contact us at contact@windconcernsontario.ca

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