Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Let Trillium Build Offshore Turbines
This project should really be a slam-dunk; that its in the state of legal limbo its in is testament to the sheer, crap-flying-out-the-end-of-the-pantlegs panic that gripped the Ontario Liberal Party in the run-up to the last election. There was never a significant Toronto-based anti-wind faction. LaForet never got traction until he took his act to the sticks. Polls from as late as 2009 showed general support for a turbine just off Scarborough, and the ones Trillium is talking about now are "located in the centre of Lake Ontario, beside the international border with the United States". So, no NIMBYS for miles and miles.
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Back when I was living in the UK I remember some kerfuffle about tidal generators. The tide is predictable and the generators won't cause any problems that wave energy and wind energy is claimed to do.
They are efficient but haven't been put into the test stage in any numbers. But it appears Australia is making progress.
With our coastline why not us too?
By all means. I would like to see one off the end of Beach Avenue. Watch the trendy lefty Beachers go starkers then.
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