Monday, April 30, 2012

GuelphMercury - Wind energy predictions in Ontario hit new highs

The quote I've taken from this article is completely out of context - but so is agricultural communications teacher Owen Roberts grappling with economics.  
Ross McKitrick is a Professor of Economics at the University of Guelph.  Mr. Roberts might ask around campus to learn how spending vast amounts of money on something of little, or no, value isn't great for the economy - or the environment

GuelphMercury - Wind energy predictions in Ontario hit new highs:
In January, it issued a missive urging the province to stop approving new wind energy projects. The federation says wind energy pits rural Ontarians against each other. Escalating concerns about industrial wind turbines means the province should suspend further development until farm families and rural residents are assured that their interests are adequately protected, according to the federation.

Further, it says it’s worked with government on regulations, cautioned farmer members on the pitfalls of wind leases, and expressed concerns about pricing.

“Many issues have not been addressed, causing tremendous tension among rural residents and community neighbours,” says the federation. “We are hearing very clearly from our members that the wind turbine situation is coming to a head — seriously dividing rural communities and even jeopardizing farm succession planning. The onus is on our provincial government to ensure the interests of rural Ontarians are protected.

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