(I assume this is Nicholas Wedgwood, Senior Advisor of Economic Development, Industrial Division, Competitiveness Sector for the Ontario government).
Don’t you see that perhaps there is a problem with the wind industry
guidelines itself if these projects are running into such opposition
wherever they go? Why doesn’t your government look into placing the
same amount of accountability and necessity to respect communities as
you do any other industry?
Why has there not be ONE single environmental assessment for any
project in Ontario? Why has there been absolutely NO guidelines in
place for where these industrial facilities can be located? Vesta’s
technicians and operators are told not to go within 400 m from a
turbines unless necessary….yet this government is forcing families
with children to sleep and play as little as 250 m?
I believe the Ontario government should set aside idealogy and look at
this objectively. For instance, here in Essex County there are a
number of wind projects in the planning stages. The largest was
located in fairly sparsely populated area, away from shoreline
migratory routes and wetlands. It met with little to no opposition.
Others, such as Gengrowth project, wanted to set up shop almost
adjacent to a globally significant Important Bird Area, next to
schools and approximatley 200 homes. It was met with very stiff and
Why does your government hold no accountability or responsibility to
the poor choices the wind companies are making?
Quoting WEDGWOOD NICHOLAS <email@example.com>:
I don’t understand how Ontario will succeed in creating non-polluting energy without some sort of approvals process which avoids become mired in legal processes.
If every application for wind power faces “Citizens” opposition groups, wind energy costs will skyrocket and the good of the province will be sacrificed; we’ll carry on burning coal and breathing bad air.
I’m sure that organisations like yours could be of great help if they were able to identify regions of the province where wind power projects were welcomed. As part of the solution, they would create a noble and generous contribution.
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