We now have 472 MW of clean renewable wind energy, making us less dependent on those dirty fossil fuels, or are we?
At 300 homes per MW, the wind farms in Ont. should according to the Govt., wind industry and the media, the 472 MW should be powering 141,600 homes.
At 3pm I checked to see how wind energy was helping meet the needs of the people of Ont.
The wind farms at 3pm today were producing 10 MW, enough to power 3000 homes.
Wonder what the other 138,600 homes are being powered by.
They are being powered by dependable energies like, Hydro, Nuclear and yes folks, fossil fuels.
How does Dalton McGuinty feel about wind energy?
Ontario Hansard – 19-April2006
“I think the member opposite knows that when it comes to natural gas, prices there tend to be volatile, and it remains a significant contributor to global warming. Wind turbines: We are investing heavily in those, but again, those are an expensive form of electricity and they’re not reliable, because sometimes obviously the wind does not blow. When it comes to solar, those tend to be expensive as well.”
Dalton says “Wind Farms” are expensive and unreliable. He intends to back up the wind farms with Natural Gas, expensive and a significant contributor to global warming.
We should all be P_R_O_U_D to have Dalton McGuinty running the affairs of Ont.
I don’t want to upset anyone, but guess who’s looking after your health care and educational systems.
Dalton McGuinty – the leader of Ontario’s Puppet Govt.