Sources

From the Auditor General of Ontario “2011 Annual Report”, page 89.
The province’s wind and solar power initiatives were decided and implemented in such haste that “no comprehensive business-case evaluation was done to objectively evaluate the impacts of the billion-dollar commitment.
Such an evaluation would typically include assessing the prospective economic and environmental effects of such a massive investment in renewable energy on future electricity prices, direct and indirect job creation or losses, greenhouse gas emissions, and other variables.

Municipalities who oppose Turbines in their jurisdiction.
(The Energy Act removed all of our democratic rights regarding wind projects)
http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/not_a_willing_host/

For daily updates on Wind Turbines visit:
http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/
http://freewco.blogspot.ca/

Bill 42, March 7, 2012
Introduced by: Tim Hudak, PC
Affordable Energy and Restoration of Local Decision Making (Allow Municipalities to decide on local Wind Farms
Bill was not passed – PC’s voted for, Liberals & NDP’s voted against
http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&BillID=2587&detailPage=bills_detail_the_bill

Bill 39, March 2013,
Introduced by: Lisa Thompson, PC
An Act to provide for control by local municipalities over renewable and affordable energy undertakings
Bill was not passed – PC’s voted for, Liberals & NDP’s voted against.
http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&BillID=2757&detailPage=bills_detail_the_bill

February 6, 2014, Liberal News Release: Wear A Sweater to save energy costs
http://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2014/02/protecting-the-environment-one-sweater-at-a-time.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p

June 13, 2013, Ministry of Natural Resources: Wind Companies may destroy or kill wild bird species
http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@mnr/@about/documents/document/stdprod_105241.pdf

Registry of Wind Energy Lobbyists, Queens Park
https://lobbyist.oico.on.ca/LRO/RegistrationPublic.nsf/SearchResults/?SearchView&Query=wind%20AND%20energy&SearchOrder=4&SearchMax=0

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath
http://www.lfpress.com/2013/12/19/ontario-ndp-leader-andrea-horwath-in-whose-hands-the-minority-liberal-governments-fate-rests-is-headed-into-a-year-many-believe-will-bring-an-election

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton
http://www.wallaceburgcourierpress.com/2014/03/14/mcnaughton-speaks-out-on-electricity-costs-wind-turbines

Laurie Scott, Conservative MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rDjrTGRVoQ&feature=player_embedded
http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/4382438-mpp-scott-calls-for-moratorium-on-wind-projects/

Lisa Thompson, Conservative MPP for Huron-Bruce
http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=63793

Jim Wilson, Conservative MPP for Simcoe-Grey
http://www.newspapers-online.com/tecumseth/?p=7952

Steve Clark, Conservative MPP for Leeds-Grenville MPP
http://www.recorder.ca/2013/12/09/energy-number-one-issue-mpp

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley
http://www.theobserver.ca/2013/12/03/sarnia-mayor-decries-long-term-energy-plan

Ontario Federation of Agriculture calls for halt of expansion of wind turbine plans
http://www.manitoulin.ca/ontario-federation-of-agriculture-calls-for-halt-of-expansion-of-wind-turbine-plans/

Senator Bob Runciman, a former Leader of the provincial Progressive Conservatives
http://www.thewhig.com/2014/01/10/senator-says-wind-farm-approval-dereliction-of-duty

Ontario’s green fiasco is a lesson to us all
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2013/12/12/hicks-on-biz-ontarios-green-fiasco-is-a-lesson-to-us-all

Drummond Report
http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/166404/Oil+Gas+Electricity/Drummond+Report+Considers+Ontarios+Electricity+Sector

Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario
http://www.ampco.org/index.cfm?pagepath=Analysis/Benchmarking&id=36556

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
http://www.ospe.on.ca/resource/resmgr/doc_advocacy/2012_doc_14mar_windelectrica.pdf

Fraser Institute
http://www.fraserinstitute.org/research-news/news/display.aspx?id=21068
http://www.torontosun.com/2013/04/11/fraser-institutes-report-shows-green-energy-blows

IHS-CERA, A Global Consulting Firm Report: Too Much, Too Fast: The Pace of Greening the Ontario Power System
http://www.ihs.com/products/cera/energy-report.aspx?id=1065973882
http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2013/12/10/ontario_tilts_against_wind_turbines_as_costs_spiral_cohn.html

Dr. Robert McMurtry, Order of Canada physician
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpuk4WlqeQg

Steve Aplin, Expert on energy and environmental issues
http://canadianenergyissues.com/2012/07/10/ontario-nuclear-performance-in-the-recent-heat-wave/

Robert Thorne, Ph.D. Expert on environmental health with knowledge of acoustics and psycho-acoustics
http://www.noisemeasurement.com.au/corporate_profile.htm
http://ccsage.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/day-36-of-ostrander-point-testimony-of-dr-r-mcmurtry-and-dr-r-thorne/

Dr. Ray Copes, Director of the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
http://www.oahpp.ca/resources/documents/presentations/2009sept10/Wind%20Turbines%20-%20Sept%2010%202009.pdf

Tom Adams, Expert on independent energy and environmental issues
http://www.tomadamsenergy.com/about/
http://www.tomadamsenergy.com/2014/01/22/dim-dippers/
http://theagenda.tvo.org/blog/agenda-blogs/guest-post-powerful-compensation-opg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zq2pHuBC4DI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6pq80vK6EQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZdKZJYjN6s

Parker Gallant, Retired Bank Executive & Financial Post Commentator
http://thebiggreenlie.wordpress.com/

Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics, Guelph University
http://www.uoguelph.ca/~rmckitri/ross.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=SXr2GXtqhFo

Glenn Fox, Professor, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist, Guelph University
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cKYHYuKSBno

Dr. Philip Bigelow, Professor, University of Waterloo
http://www.saugeentimes.com/39%20y/Professor%20gives%20testimony%20at%20hearing%20jan%2012,%202014/Template.htm

Bill Palmer, Professional Engineer
http://www.saugeentimes.com/39%20y/Palmer%20testifies%20at%20Armow%20hearing%20jan%209,%202014/Template.htm

The Ministry of the Environment Appealed a decision made by its own Department;
The only decision that ever rejected Wind Project
http://www.netnewsledger.com/2014/01/20/ontario-government-appeals-ontario-wind-decision/

$40M Buddhist temple project in jeopardy after Ontario government approves wind farm next to it
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/18/40m-buddhist-temple-project-in-jeopardy-after-ontario-government-approves-windfarm-next-to-it/
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4271029-multi-million-dollar-buddhist-retreats-could-be-in-jeopardy-in-wake-of-wind-turbine-approval/

October 2014, Ontario pays $1 billion over market prices
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/11/08/wynnes-billion-dollar-hydro-boondoggle

Power from water still cheapest to generate
http://bulletnewsniagara.ca/index.php?p=Sections&id=290

Wind turbines effects on health
http://www.theobserver.ca/2014/01/16/review-of-scientific-literature-found-adverse-health-effects

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/3119768397001
http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/staticContent/HTML/N0/l2/cjrm/vol-19/issue-1/pdf/pg21.pdf
Letter to Stephen Harper
http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/2014/01/13/a-commentary-on-industrial-wind-energy-facilities-policy-and-risk-to-health/

Study: Diminution in Value, Wind Turbine Analysis
Ben Lansink, AACI, P.App, MRCS
http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/case-study-wind-turbines-diminution-injurious-affection-oct-12.pdf

Study: The Negative Effect of Wind Turbines on Geese
http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/2014/02/15/high-levels-of-stress-hormone-near-wind-turbines-polish-study/#more-60293

Study: The Negative Effect of Wind Turbines on Bats
http://www.fort.usgs.gov/BatsWindmills/
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2012/05/going-to-bat-for-our-furry-flying-friends/

Wind Turbines Kill
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/featured/prime-time/867432237001/wind-turbines-kill/3152666936001
http://ccsage.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/gilead-moe-and-canwea-are-desperate-to-killharmharass-pecfns-ostrander-point-win/
http://www.nationalreview.com/nro-energy/365800/green-energy-kills-eagles-robert-bryce
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadian-Raptor-Conservancy/187487077952041?ref=stream&hc_location=timeline

Ontario should learn from Germany & Denmark
http://www.theobserver.ca/2014/01/31/pov-more-to-learn-about-green-energy

Wind turbines have reduced property values, court says
http://www.thestar.com/business/2013/04/23/wind_turbines_have_reduced_property_values_court_says.html#

Pilots & Skydivers fear collisions with wind turbines
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/straighttalk/archives/2014/01/20140121-213738.html
http://eriemedia.ca/turbine-turbulence-could-cause-problems/
http://www.theenterprisebulletin.com/2014/01/17/council-notes-move-turbines-away-from-airport
http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/4396899-township-to-province-take-them-down/
http://www.newspapers-online.com/tecumseth/?p=7952

Greenhouse Operator Concerns
http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2013/12/10/greenhouse-operator-concerned-about-location-of-wind-turbines

Gas Plant Woes won’t go away
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/gas-plant-woes-won%E2%80%99t-go-away/2974237882001

Liberal run Ontario a ‘green energy laboratory’
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/liberal-run-ontario-a-%E2%80%98green-energy-laboratory%E2%80%99/2974337912001

Residents fear turbines will impact gas wells
http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/4281515-residents-fear-turbines-will-impact-gas-wells/

Liberals’ energy plan is dead in the long run
http://www.guelphmercury.com/opinion-story/4255248-liberals-energy-plan-is-dead-in-the-long-run/

Mike Harris is responsible for everything bad that happens to Ontario’s energy minister
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=fullcomment.nationalpost.com%2F2013%2F12%2F03%2Fkelly-mcparland-mike-harris-is-responsible-for-everything-bad-that-happens-to-ontarios-energy-minister

Energy Costs
http://www.theobserver.ca/2013/12/03/no-surprise-in-higher-electricity-rates
http://ontariondp.com/en/electricity-exporting-cost-ontarians-over-1-billion-in-2013
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/01/09/scott-stinson-ontario-powers-up-electricity-exports-but-taxpayers-see-little-benefit/
http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2013/12/10/ontario_tilts_against_wind_turbines_as_costs_spiral_cohn.html
http://www.nrdc.org/energy/renewables/wind.asp

Hudak energy policy would block renewable projects, Liberals say
http://www.thestar.com/business/economy/2014/03/03/hudak_energy_policy_would_block_renewable_projects.html#

Ontario Power Generation turning water into debt
http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/05/01/turning-water-into-debt/

Hudak’s green waffles
http://opinion.financialpost.com/2014/03/03/hudaks-green-waffles/

Ontario’s power sector needs major transformation, C.D. Howe says
http://business.financialpost.com/2013/09/17/ontarios-power-sector-needs-major-transformation-c-d-howe-says/?__lsa=e50d-8a63

Ontario’s Power Trip: Auditor General confirms $1-billion power plant boondoggle
http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/10/08/ontarios-power-trip-auditor-general-confirms-1-billion-power-plant-boondoggle/

Ontario is tilting at the wrong windmills
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/ontario-is-tilting-at-the-wrong-windmills/article15893197/

If nothing else, green power has to be green
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/green-powers-true-imperative/article15790158/

Ontario projects steady rise in electricity costs for next 20 years
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ontario-power-bills-expected-to-rise-14-per-month/article15717495/

Green energy – we can’t dismiss the nuclear option
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/green-energy-we-cant-dismiss-the-nuclear-option/article15355550/

The true price tag of McGuinty’s green fantasy
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/the-true-price-tag-of-mcguintys-green-fantasy/article14780717/

Setbacks for turbines – Ontario Government
http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/subject/wind_energy/index.htm

World Health Organization – Effects of continuous noise
http://www.who.int/docstore/peh/noise/Comnoise6.htm

Noise Levels – Ontario Government
http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/subject/wind_energy/STDPROD_088934.html

Turbine Noise in Milford Ontario
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKOgbQDHxCg&feature=em-upload_owner

Additional News Articles
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/tag/wind-turbines/page/2/
http://www.thewhig.com/2014/03/09/public-remains-unprotected
http://www.farmersforum.com/MARCH2014/p3%20%28W%29.htm
http://london.ctvnews.ca/strathroy-woman-upset-after-solar-panel-sat-unused-for-four-years-1.1679701#ixzz2t1UxLLpi
http://www.lucknowsentinel.com/2014/01/28/kincardine-council-first-to-sign-on-to-municipal-coalition-to-regulate-wind-turbine-noise
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/straighttalk/archives/2014/02/20140202-145104.html
http://wellingtontimes.ca/?p=10592
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/energy-company-suing-single-mother-for-using-their-logo
http://www.shelburnefreepress.ca/?p=5552
http://www.thechronicle-online.com/2014/03/05/turbine-frustration-mounts
http://www.shelburnefreepress.ca/?p=6404
http://www.simcoereformer.ca/2014/03/04/bylaw-sought-for-noisy-turbines
http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/canada/thunderbay/story/1.2559353
http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2014/02/28/likelihood-of-harm-main-issue-in-skydiving-clubs-turbine-battle?utm_source=addThis&utm_medium=addthis_button_email&utm_campaign=Likelihood+of+harm+at+issue+in+turbine+dispute+|+Welland+Tribune#.UxEdhf_jH8g.email
http://www.thepost.on.ca/2014/02/27/turbine-appellant-concerned-about-drinking-water-safety
http://wellingtontimes.ca/?p=10751
http://www.thewhig.com/2014/02/24/atwood-backs-amherst-island-wind-farm-opponents
http://petrolialambtonindependent.ca/2014/02/19/plympton-wyoming-to-have-support-at-court-battle/

An excellent commentary on Wind Turbines:
http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/2013/05/22/the-winds-are -changing/#more-55720

Sources are from: Ontario Wind Resistance, West Lincoln Glanbrook Wind Action Group


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