Farmers Forum staff
PICTON – Former bank executive Parker Gallant is like a one-man shadow cabinet minister when it comes to green energy. He doesn’t trust it, doesn’t buy into it, and has his own blog that’s all over it.
In a recent post on Parker Gallant Energy Perspectives, Gallant picked one day in July to extrapolate the data and figure out how many wind turbines it would take to produce enough electricity to close down all natural gas plants in the province.
He picked July 26, a rather cooler day at about 25 C and with a light breeze. He looked at how much Ontario natural gas plants produced that day: 49,375 megawatts. Then he looked at how much power Ontario’s about 2,700 industrial wind turbines produce: 7,150 megawatts. He then calculated that Ontario would need about 34,000 wind turbines or about 12 times more wind turbines in the province.
Said Gallant: “Should eco-warriors like the OCAA (Ontario Clean Air Alliance) and others like the City of Ottawa get their way, it means Ontario’s landscape would have over 34,000 wind turbines (an average of 2.5 MW capacity per turbine) scattered throughout the province.”
He added that wind turbines already affect aquifers and decimate bird and bat populations. “Try to imagine the effect 34,000 of them would have.”
Gallant does not mince words. “Time to stop the stupidity driving the politicians catering to the eco-warriors out to decimate the province and country in their false belief mankind is the control knob of the climate.”