The White Pines Industrial Wind Project being constructed in Prince Edward County, by WPD, is a HOT topic in the province of Ontario.
Please visit this webpage to read the latest on the efforts in protection for Prince Edward County and all residents from the undeniable harm, that would forever reshape their lives. https://appec.wordpress.com/
Most recently it was made public that IESO had issued a NTP (notice to proceed) to WPD during the election campaign period. This NTP issuance by IESO is in contraction to government policy.
WPD pulled out all the stops and furiously began construction. As professionals, which WPD has publicly declared their company is, WPD undoubtedly recognized the risks, to include financial loss, at forging ahead with construction.
Was it a matter of a faulty decision in risk management with the hopes of a constructed, operational industrial wind project which would prevent the new elected government from halting or cancelling the operation? Bad call WPD.
The impudence it requires to issue an open letter addressed to the Ontario Premier, Doug Ford, clearly anticipating to reign in soaring levels of empathy; Only to exceed the customary level of greed required to build a renewable project knowing the imminent fate. WPD is not blacked out from the news. Certainly the collapse of their greed mountain in Ontario is truly inconvenient for them, however, their avoidance of a negative financial cost could of been ensured with a cautionary approach: Until a new provincial government was elected.
The Ontario PC’s have released a statement that they intend to halt the WPD project and intend to pass legislation to prevent a lawsuit against Ontario and to prevent financial collection from WPD.
Stopping White Pines project one of PC’s “top three priorities” During a media briefing today Bay of Quinte MPP and Government House Leader Todd Smith told reporters the PCs intend to put an immediate halt to the wpd White Pines wind project in Prince Edward County.
Open letter addressed to the Honorable Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford:
Below is a timely, well expressed response from a concerned citizen in Ontario, to the Honorable Premier of Ontario Doug Ford, in response to the open letter issued by Dr. Hartmut Brosamle of WPD.
To the Honorable Premier of Ontario Doug Ford
Re: Open Letter to Premier Doug Ford from Dr Hartmut Brosamie – CEO wpd AG
One of the ways to work harder, smarter and more efficiently to make life better for the people of Ontario is to repeal the Green Energy Act 2009.
Failure to address the economic costs of the Green Energy Act 2009 has resulted in unsustainable increases in the cost of electricity, ‘energy poverty’ for some of our most vulnerable citizens and the ‘un’Fair Hydro Plan downloads billions of dollars of debt onto future generations.
The Ontario electricity system is riddled with duplication and waste. The people who wrote the contracts, financed the projects and drove the costs onto ratepayers to benefit other bureaucrats are complicit in creating the unfair electricity rates that currently exist in Ontario.
Dr Harmut Brosamie, CEO of wpd AG is a German developer, owner, and operator of the White Pines Industrial Wind Turbine project. The co-investor of this project is the public utility of the city of Munich. This is an example of everything that is wrong with the FIT procurement process. The private for profit multinational corporation is financed by a foreign bank so the financial rewards are conveniently off-shore.
The energy produced by Industrial wind turbines is intermittent, non-dispatchable, unpredictable and requires natural gas back-up. IWT’s are placed in rural communities so the rural people pay for increased electricity plus the destruction of the quiet enjoyment of the environment in which they live, work and play.
The regulations cover volume of sound emitted and not the character, the frequency, and the impulsive, cyclical nature of the acoustic emissions. The regulations are inadequate and fail to include infrasound, low frequencies, high frequencies, amplitude modulation, stray voltage, electro-magnetic frequency pollution, vibration, trespass of shadow flicker, the destruction of prime agriculture lands and disturbances to water wells, impact on livestock and wildlife harm/harassment/ kill/displacement. In addition, there are the inadequacies of the MOECC itself in its failure to respond to the thousands of resident complaints from ostensibly compliant projects.
These are not emotional criticisms of the IWT projects as implied in Dr Brosamie’s letter. IWT’s were forced on unwilling rural communities. These are the degraded conditions in which rural Ontarians now live.
Please pursue a different energy policy and cancel the White Pines project.
With kind regards,
A concerned citizen