So we’re being told to conserve, conserve, conserve and even replace our old lightbulbs with mercury laced compact fluorescents. We’re destroying our country side, harming our wildlife and natural forests, disrupting our great lakes, destroying our property values, hurting our pocket books, not to mention the livelihoods of many. Ask yourselves, for what? Why again are we doing this?
This little tidbit below should be stamped on everyone’s forehead who still thinks were doing this for the greater good and betterment of the Canadian consumer.
From the CanWEA web site:
From page #12
In 2008, Canada was the world’s 4th largest exporter of
electricity.30 We sit next door to the world’s largest electricity
consumer which has a strong and growing appetite for green
power. In fact, 25 American states now require a certain
portion of their electricity to come from renewable sources.
These initial efforts will lead to the installation of 61,000 MW
of new renewable energy generating capacity.31
Canada enjoys a long history of energy and electricity trade
with the Americans and there are great opportunities to build
on this through wind exports. For example, Canada’s Atlantic
provinces have tremendous wind resources but a relatively
small demand for electricity. Across the border, however, in
the north eastern United States, there is a huge demand for
electricity that will be difficult to meet from local renewable
sources. Wind power from Atlantic Canada can fill this gap
and there are similar opportunities in other parts of Canada
Original report can also be downloaded here.