Wind power: Another look


Editor:

The letter below, Wind power: Another Look by Dr Ruth Pugh DC reiterates what people have been saying for years.

The wind industry and govt. got the public to accept the idea of wind farms by using the brainwashing techniques of repetition and perception and they have been relentless in their efforts.

You can’t turn on a TV pick, up a paper or listen to the radio without being exposed to the propaganda machine selling ‘wind energy’.

My nephew dropped by and downloaded a racing game and sure enough, as he was racing around, there they were – wind turbines along the side of the road.

I called the office of CanWEA in Ottawa just over two years ago and told Britt (communications director) that the wind industry would be over in two years.  I couldn’t see how the perception could last any longer.

By the way Mr. Hornung (president of CanWEA) – Britt said you would call me back to discuss my concerns – I’m still waiting.

Once I discovered the depth of the deception and the political connections, I realized it would take some very dedicated people to bring the truth to the average person.

Those people are now in place and more are joining everyday, in the effort to expose the wind industry for what it is, and they are committed to their goal.

Perception is a tool used to sell product and ideas.  Perception and reality are seldom the same.

In the movie about Enron, there is a statement ” As long as the perception holds – it is the truth.” Truth finally caught up with Enron. (Enron and the Environmental Movement)

Paul Watson co-founder of Greenpeace said “It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true”.

Enron collapsed and so will the wind industry, because truth will eventually win out over perception.

Enjoy the Holidays and begin the new year with a rested and renewed spirit.

Ron Stephens

http://www.canadiantruths.wordpress.com

Wind power: Another look

Concerning wind energy and the proposed wind farms in Oxford county, certainly health hazards to those who live near wind farms is a consideration. However, let’s look at the legitimacy and desirability of wind power as a source of energy.

At first glance wind power seems like a clean, renewable source of energy, part of the solution for global warming.

However, wind power is unpredictable. Energy from industrial wind power can not be stored. Thus, when the wind is not blowing consistently the wind turbines must be backed up by conventional power sources. The most effective backup is natural gas generators. How often does the wind not reach Base Load electricity demands? The existing wind turbines in Ontario in 2006 and 2007 reached less than 10 per cent of what the system demanded over 50 per cent of the time.

Ms. Schofield suggested looking at the successful use of wind energy in Europe. In Germany and Spain, natural gas generators are installed to offset the unpredictable output from the wind. The generators output nearly matches the wind turbines output. Protests in France, Denmark and Holland have caused stiff restrictions to be placed on further wind turbine construction. In June 2008, an independent study of the success of wind turbines in the U.K. determined that wind power was “expensive, unreliable, and not saving any natural gas.” In the U.S., Senator Alexander looked at independent studies and determined that wind power provided “puny amounts of high-cost unreliable power.” No fossil fuel facilities have been shut down or not built due to the roughly 50,000 world-wide wind turbines.

So on top of health hazards, devaluing real estate, and the cost to consumers and taxpayers to pay for government subsidies and tax breaks for these wind farms, we find out that they don’t even provide the “green” power we’d like to believe they did. Not that’s a con.

The risks of allowing these wind farms in Oxford County far outweigh any benefits.

Dr Ruth Pugh DC

Woodstock

Woodstock Sentinel-Review

17 December 2008

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