The Ontario Government has spoken: 10,000+ Wind Turbines by 2025.


2014 Mandate letter: Energy

Premier’s instructions to the Minister on priorities for the year 2014

Premier’s instructions to the Minister on priorities for the year 2014

  • Continuing to lead our government’s commitment to renewable energy, with the aim of having 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy online by 2025. You will continue to monitor progress toward targets for wind, solar, bioenergy and hydroelectricity as part of Ontario energy reporting.
  • CHATHAM-KENT, ONTARIO, INTERNAIONAL POWER GDF SUEZ from Erieau RoadContinuing to work with the ministry’s agencies to implement a new competitive procurement process for renewable energy projects larger than 500 kilowatts that will take into account local needs and considerations.
  • Continuing to respect the contracts that have been signed with energy producers, while always ensuring that these contracts enable the delivery of sustainable, affordable energy to Ontario’s ratepayers.
  • Working with the ministry’s agencies and with municipal partners to ensure that municipalities participate meaningfully and effectively in the decision-making process for the placement of renewable energy projects, including wind and natural gas.
  • Ensuring that timelines for meeting the LTEP’s energy storage procurement targets are met and that they address the regulatory barriers that limit the ability of energy storage technologies to compete in Ontario’s electricity market. As well, you will explore opportunities to build on the pilot projects through additional procurement.

Via: Ontario Wind Resistance


31/2 Years to sell house Surrounded by Turbines….at a 40% loss.

“Cary was forced to live next to wind turbines, he has finally sold his house… A loss of 40% over county appraisal.”

Cary Shineldecker

Well after 3 1/2 years for sale, we have an offer on our house that we accepted. $139,000. We pay taxes on $230,000. But it looks like we are finally going to leave. Currently we have no real plans on where we will be in the short term. But in the future we will be moving a few miles away from the nearest turbine. I know some will say we should leave the country but where is safe?

Victims of Industrial Wind (Face Book)

All of West Lincoln is a Winner in the “Unite The Fight” Raffle!!

This Extremely Successful Raffle was a  Partnership with the Wainfleet Ratepayers Association and it couldn’t of been done without the support of YOU the Residents of West Lincoln!!  

unnamed (29) MAWT Inc. worked cooperatively and tiredlessly with Wainfleet Ratepayers Association at booths set up at both Canal Days and at the Wainfleet Fair. 


It was wonderful to work with the Wainfleet Ratepayers Association – really great people.

unnamedWe are all working together to protect our communities and safe guard all impacted residents.

Funds raised are being equally split between MAWT Inc  and Burnaby Skydive  Legal funds associated with the wind battles.

unnamed (7)Each dollar received and raised is accounted for and will be used 100% for these issues.

 Many, many volunteers have spent countless hours and gone above and beyond, to support this to make this event a success.

Working together we are stronger and are a force to reckond with.

Through the ticket sales, we were able to educate a lot of people as a bonus.   We now have many more Wind Warriors at the ready!!

Although we think everyone who bought a ticket, made a donation or simply took the time to come by the booths to talk to us are winners, below are the official First, Second and Third Place Raffle ticket winners, whom all received a hefty monetary prize.

The winners from the Unite the Fight raffle are:

Nancy Wilson of Townsend, ON     First Prize sold by Lise-Ann Fournier in Haldimand
Clifford Travis of Smithville, ON     Second Prize  sold by Bonnie Tuson’s West Lincoln Group
Terry Wyatt of Wainfleet, ON    Third Prize sold by France McCabe’s Wainfleet Group

So each area got a winner!

Well done – all.  It was hard work.  We talked to a lot of people and we got them thinking.   Congratulations!

Below are a few pictures that were snapped between educating and the selling of Raffle Tickets at the Wainfleet Fair. 

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Wind Turbines “Good For Making Toast”


Today – Sept 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM

According to the IESO the total energy demand for the province of Ontario was 17,690 MW

The contribution of the industrial wind turbines was 63 MW. That right folks, 63 MW of the total 17,690 MW required to keep the lights on in this province.

63 MW is .00356 % of the energy required. So if 2000 plus Industrial Wind turbines can only produce .00356% of the energy required, can you calculate how many IWT’s would be required to make a meaningful contribution?

What a sham. This is what happens when you engage in a billion dollar industry without due diligence and a business plan. STOP the madness.

Will the last person out, please turn off the lights.


“Absolute Corruption”


Written by James Delingpole,

A Mexican ecologist has blown the whistle on the corruption, lies and incompetence of the wind industry – and on the massive environmental damage it causes in the name of saving the planet. wind turbines

Patricia Mora, a research professor in coastal ecology and fisheries science at the National Institute of Technology in Mexico, has been studying the impact of wind turbines in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in southern Mexico, an environmentally sensitive region which has the highest concentration of wind farms in Latin America.

When a project is installed, the first step is to “dismantle” the area, a process through which all surrounding vegetation is eliminated. This means the destruction of plants and sessilities – organisms that do not have stems or supporting mechanisms – and the slow displacement over time of reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, arachnids, fungi, etc. Generally we perceive the macro scale only, that is to say, the large animals, without considering the small and even microscopic organisms…

….After the construction is finalized, the indirect impact continues in the sense that ecosystems are altered and fragmented. As a result, there is a larger probability of their disappearance, due to changes in the climate and the use of soil.

The turbines, she says in an interview with Truthout, have had a disastrous effect on local flora and fauna.          Read more.

Visiting With Prime Minister Harper…

The members of Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc.  sends out congratulation to  former director, Shellie Correia on her recent meeting  with Prime Minister Harper.

 It is an important message being carried by mothers,  grandmothers and parents.  

We are not just one voice, but many who are  advocating for the protection of our children from the harms of Industrial Wind Turbine emissions.

Well done from Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc.

A Federally Registered Non- Profit Organization


Debate Continues Over Wind Energy


Wind is fairly new and controversial in this province with some saying it’s a much needed clean source of energy, while others — many of them in communities around Lake Ontario and Lake Erie — are saying ‘not in my backyard’. Considerations with wind turbines include the environmental mark they make and the environmental benefits they offer, as well as the financial implications.

There are five wind turbines in West Lincoln now but there will be many, many more as soon as they pass environmental approvals. Ontario Power Authority says wind is an important part of its energy portfolio — it’s expanding infrastructure for all the power Ontario produces and the province wants a mix of sources so they balance each other out — especially now that they’ve phased out coal. But in West Lincoln, people say their rural way of life is being destroyed, and there’s nothing they can do to stop it.

The wind turbines in West Lincoln don’t seem to make noise, but Zlata Zoretic has lived in their flickering shadow since they went up a year ago: “Just whomp, whomp all day. It’s terrible.”

The sound is on YouTube. People living near wind turbines complain of headaches, inability to sleep, ear ringing and diminished property values. Nellie Dehaans is terrified of this. For decades, she’s lived on the other side of Smithville: “It’s going to look much different. I’ve got turbines coming that way, that way, that way. West Lincoln’s getting 44, the whole project is 77 plus three extras in case.”

The wind farms are expected to stretch from Smithville to Wainfleet. And the turbines will be much bigger — the size of a 60 storey building.

Wind power can cost almost twice as much per kilowatt hour as gas or nuclear energy. But there’s no power when there’s no wind — like in a muggy summer heat wave.

Wendy Veldman lives next to a turbine: “They produce it when we need it the least. They are not reliable. The wind is blowing today. But, there are some days when they sit still. What are we going to do when that’s happening. But, there always has to be backup power.”

If there is too much wind, the power has to be sold off at a loss, or the companies are paid not to produce. But, we don’t pay when there’s no wind.  Read rest of article here.

Watch local windwarriors being interviewed here.

Coal Renaissance Risks Tarnishing the EU’s Green-Energy Credentials

Activists protest against the expansion of open-pit coal mines in Germany’s Lausitz region on Aug. 23.Getty Images


By Vanessa Mock Wall Street Journal,  Sept. 3 2013


The European Union prides itself as the being the world’s green crusader. It is fighting climate change with a set of ambitious targets to reduce future carbon-dioxide emissions and boost the use of renewable energy, such as solar and wind, by setting an example to the rest of the world.

But a revival of coal as an energy source across Europe is leaving a dark spot on the EU’s green credentials, according to a new report by several environmental pressure groups. Coal is the most polluting of all fossil fuels in terms of CO2 emissions. EU countries are under pressure to phase out coal as part of EU-wide goals to cut emissions and boost the development of renewable energy sources.

At the center of Europe’s coal renaissance is the region around the German-Polish border, already home to five of Europe’s most polluting coal plants, says the report, which was compiled by CAN Europe, WWF, the European Environmental Bureau, the Health and Environment Alliance and Climate Alliance Germany. Swedish power firm Vattenfall GmbH is now planning to expand the number of open-cast mines in the Lausitz area to exploit its deposits of  lignite, a particularly polluting type of coal.

Read the real story on the German Energiewende or Energy Transformation.   The  Cinderella story is really about……coal and not wind and solar.

Huron County groups asking for injunction to stop construction of two wind farms

The round of applause in the packed London courtroom was just one small sign of how jangled nerves are in rural Ontario when it comes to wind farms. During arguments when three farmers were asking a judge to stay renewable energy approvals — and effectively shut down construction for the time being — for projects near St. Columban and Goderich in Huron County, the lawyer for one of the corporate interests suggested the court’s decision could have wide-reaching effects.

“If you follow the logic, you should shut down the wind farms across the province,” said Christopher Bredt, lawyer for the K2 Wind project near Goderich,

1297609315130_ORIGINALThere’s nothing the crowd who came to London from as far away as Windsor and Ottawa wants more.

The drive for renewable energy has set up a David-and-Golaith storyline, pitting farmers against corporate giants.

On Monday, the struggle was back in court with the request to stop the renewable energy projects until constitutional arguments can be made before the divisional court Nov. 17.

“It’s just my wife (Trish) and I and some community members,” said Shawn Drennan, the representative challenging the K2 project near Goderich.

Drennan is facing the prospect of 140 wind turbines built in his neighbourhood. He’s already next door to a 24-hectare substation pumping station, he said.

Any public consultation, he said, “was all about telling us what they wanted to us hear and they really didn’t care what we had to ask them.

“Trish and I both came to the conclusion that this is a fight that has to be fought. There’s more here than just the Green Energy Act.”

Drennan is supported by Safe Wind Energy for All Residents (SWEAR) who gathered up people for a small protest before court and invited fed-up farmers from across the province.

“The idea is to stop it so all these turbines don’t decimate the land and the people while we’re waiting on the court decisions,” spokesperson Dave Hemingway of Bayfield said.

“If you put up 140 turbines before you make a decision whether they’re legitimate or not, how do you get rid of them?”

Several other communities are watching the decision closely in hopes of using it as a precedent in their cases.

There are 6,800 turbines in Ontario and 1,900 along the Lake Huron shoreline from Sarnia to Tobermory, Hemingway said.

The crux of the constitutional issue is the potential for serious harm to human health that comes with the approvals made in July by the Energy Review Tribunal.

The lawyer for the farmers, Julian Falconer, said Health Canada is conducting a study, but the health concerns have yet to be proven.

“Money shouldn’t be used to trump public interest and health allegations,” he told Superior Court Justice Lynne Leitch.

“Should my clients be the lab rats while this constitutional issue climbs through the courts?” he said.

Low frequency noise and vibrations from the construction and ultimately the turbines potentially can cause sleep problems and various health concerns, Falconer said.

Bredt, the lawyer for K2, said the motion should be dismissed “on both a factual basis and a legal basis.”

The court doesn’t have the jurisdiction to stay the order, he said.

There’s a mechanism to place a stay on an approval with the Energy Review Tribunal that wasn’t used, Bredt said.

The appellants have to prove serious health problems, he said, and they haven’t met that onus.

Bredt argued the companies have spent millions of dollars already and there’s no basis in law to stop the work until a constitutional issue is resolved — a court case that could take years.

Bredt said that it “might be one or two turbines that could cause an issue.”

He was met with a courtroom of groans.

By Jane Sims, The London Free Press Monday, September 22, 2014