Toronto — Re Answer Blowing In Wind (letter — Dec. 2): The David Suzuki Foundation complains that Energy Probe’s recent wind-power study, which identifies disappointing production results from wind in and around Ontario, is based on only a “few months of data” and that the experience in Germany provides “concrete evidence about the reliability of wind power.”
In fact, our study shows disappointing production from Ontario and Quebec-based wind-power installations since the 1990s. Germany’s actual wind-production results since the industry became established four years ago are also about a third less than expected.
Leading German environmentalists and energy experts, including world-renowned expert Richard Tol, whose work on greenhouse gases the Suzuki Foundation cites, recognize that the German wind system has been a political boondoggle. Mr. Tol notes that the real beneficiaries of Germany’s overblown wind system are the corporate interests aligned with Germany’s powerful Green Party.