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Big Wind opponents see Wynne on the run

Wind farm opponents are telling companies jockeying for new Ontario green energy contracts to enjoy the moment — it’ll likely be their last chance.

After a decade-long losing streak before environmental review tribunals and courts, activists trying to halt industrial wind farms say they sense the political ground is finally shifting in their favour now that power rates have become a hot urban issue and the Liberal government is taking notice.

  • If people were serious about putting an end to “green” technology, they would be at Queen’s Park at least once a week reminding Wynne how they won’t vote next election.

  • tom_billesley

    China had been building two wind turbines every hour, but problems with integrating the supply with their power grid and existing generators mean that they’re off line on average 15% of the time, and in one province 39% of the time. Coal fueled stations have priority, probably because the government don’t want to shed jobs..

  • mauser 98

    bird kill machines destroy property value…ugly
    solar panel farms blind birds

  • Clausewitz

    The vast majority of the wind mills in Ontario are a punishment for ridings that did not vote Liberal last election. Just take a ride through SW Ontario to see my point.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    Drove the Niagara Peninsula this day, approx. 90% not working, some very slowly. The region solidly PC or Dipper. Is someone trying to tell us something?

  • Exile1981

    I see the grid numbers for Alberta all the time. We have 1445 MW of wind capacity. On average it runs at less than 20% of capacity even in the Pincher Creek Wind belt. Some days I look at the numbers and we will be generating less than 4MW of wind power. Today we had steady fast but not heavy winds (near perfect) and are generating 596 MW.

    Does anyone want a primer on wind generation vs conventional?