3 comments on “Duncan has already invested $2.5 billion in wind power

  1. Dwight Duncan and the Fiberals are facing election this year. Dwight Duncan and the Fiberals are hitching their horse to the Green bandwagon.Here’s the story in the Globe and Mail.

    “McGuinty plans to target green vote”
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070101.ONTELECTION01/TPStory/National

    Dwight Duncan and the Canadian Wind Energy Association hired GE a wind turbine manufacturer study the wind potential in Ontario. GE reported that the average “capacity value” of the wind resource in Ontario ranges from 38% to 42% during the winter months (November to February) and from 16% to 19% during the summer months (June to August).

    Meanwhile GE did a study for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and found capacity values “ranged from 3% to 12%, with an average value of 6%.”

    The Fiberals lied about shutting down coal. They miscalculated the load by 4000 MWs. The Fiberal study is lying about the capacity value of wind.

    If the province goes ahead blindly with its plan, this could turn out to be an expensive wasteful exercise for Ontario power consumers.

    Did Dwight Duncan tell Ontarians that those natural gas plants he’s building to back up wind are killing Ontarians and causing respiratory diseases? Figure on 12 dead per year per 500 MW natural gas unit.

    Dwight Duncan calls me a NIMBY and BANANA. I’m not the one committing Ontarians to slow painful deaths like Dwight Duncan is on account of his ministry’s mis-planning and flawed policies.

    Dwight DUNCAN wants a wind turbine in other’s backyards. Most of us out here are reasonable and are prepared to make the sacrifices as long as people like Dwight Duncan are also. Is Dwight Duncan up to the 5 ton challenge? A good place to start is by comparing our ecological footprints. Let us know when your ready Dwight.

    Ron Mattmer

  2. This is the most gullible government I’ve ever seen. They basically fell for a huge scam based on silly green myths and now cannot admit their mistake.

    My MP sent me out a bunch of pro-wind propoganda when I voiced my concerns. I guess he just figured “I” needed to be educated. Arrogance, stupidity and total disregard for the rural resident.

  3. You have to take your hat off to the wind lobbyist.They are pulling off one hell of a plan.The only problem now is their are too many people now know the truth of the wind industry.These huge turbines need to be cited in the right place like around factories that can use the power not like putting it on the grid so that tax payers can be scammed for billions.The question now is who is getting the kickbacks?It is a shame that industry is going to give wind a bad rap in the fashion they are portraying it.

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