Entries by John Laforet from 09/2011

An Inconvenient Truth About Green Energy Jobs

| Posted 09.20.2011 | Canada

The premier of Ontario continues to make new announcements of jobs, and promotes fear mongering that his political opponents would kill those jobs if elected. The reality is no matter who wins Ontario's Oct. 6 general election, those jobs won't be there to kill, because in most cases they aren't real.

Wind Turbines Blow Off Freedom of Speech

| Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada

Recently, a family in Thamesville began suffering adverse health effects commonly reported by individuals living near industrial wind developments. Could they have avoided this based on the past experiences of others had former residents not been 'prohibited by agreement' from answering questions about their health?

Ontario's Ballot Box Question: Future of the Green Energy Act

| Posted 09.23.2011 | Canada

The Green Energy Act is an issue that has been festering in rural Ontario communities for years. The Liberals are campaigning in defence of their Green Energy Act, while the opposition has centred around three key issues: health and environmental impacts, process issues around decision making and the economics of the feed-in-tariff program.

McGuinty's Energy Policy Favours a Double Standard

| Posted 09.29.2011 | Canada

If McGuinty's support of democracy and compelling arguments is legitimate, a moratorium, proper independent health study on impacts from wind turbines and restoration of planning control should be forthcoming for rural municipalities.