Want a forest of wind turbines in your backyard?

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ralphk
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Want a forest of wind turbines in your backyard?

Post by ralphk » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:28 am

There is an extraordinary movement by Toronto's power utility, to proceed to build Canada's largest windfarm
in Lake Ontario. Interestingly, supported by the provincial government, this is on a fast-track path bypassing mandatory environmental assessement.

Of course there are pros and cons to the issue.
As a boater though, the lense includes risks to obvious degradation of our recreational space.

Check out
http://www.savethetorontobluffs.com/

Ralph K.

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Re: Want a forest of wind turbines in your backyard?

Post by kmclemore » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:52 pm

 ! kmclemore:
Note: Political stuff belongs in this board's "Back Room". I won't stop this discussion, but I would advise that mariners proceed with caution and take care not to navigate into murky waters. Thanks.

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Re: Want a forest of wind turbines in your backyard?

Post by Just Nuisance » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:32 pm

Hi Ralph

I write this response a good 4 months after it was posted.
I do have concerns about the Scarborough Bluffs, but mainly regarding errosion. The issues I see on your linked website to me equals property values, not environmental gains. As new technologys and ideas emerg so should our awarness and understanding.
Wind farms to me are not ugly, but then again I don't own a house on the Scarborough Bluffs. Have you been to Walkerton or Tobermory lately? Very impressive.
As for our recreational space. These wind farms are like any other restricted or marked areas. Lake Ontario is a big area. Capturing wind for electricity out ways the importance for poor navigational skills.

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Mike
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