Action Alert: Wind power at risk in Ontario
On March 8th, a motion will be put forward for a moratorium on wind power to be debated in Ontario’s legislature. Wind is one of the most environmentally sound forms of energy in the world and is necessary to help solve climate change. Now, more than ever, we need this leadership. The formal review of Ontario’s renewable energy planning is currently underway, which is designed to address concerns including electricity rates and engagement of communities in energy planning.
Please send a letter to your elected representative today to keep wind power in Ontario.
1. Find your elected representative & their email address here.
(If you don’t know your region or riding, find it here with your postal code.)
2. Copy and paste the text below into an email
3. Add the subject line: Keep Wind Power in Ontario
4. Fill in your representative’s name (e.g. the Honourable first and last name), and sign with your name and home address.
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6. Click ‘send’.
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Child holding a small wind turbine to show that it is the solution for a sustainable future energy, Charleroi, Belgium. © Bruno Arnold / WWF-Canon
Dear [your elected representative],
On March 8th, a motion will be put forward for a moratorium on wind power to be debated in Ontario’s legislature. Deputy Critic for Energy Lisa Thompson, MPP will bring forward this motion on the basis of calling for further environmental and health study review on wind power.
However, substantial environmental and health reviews on wind power have already occurred. Ontario’s green energy plan was built after a deep review of global peer-reviewed scientific research, which consistently shows wind to be among the most environmentally sound forms of energy in the world and is necessary to help solve climate change.
For these reasons, I support responsible and well-planned wind power. In fact, 84% of fellow Canadians believe renewable energy is the best kind of energy for our governments to invest in, according to The Gandalf Group polling.
Now, more than ever, Ontario must continue with its leadership on renewable energy. I ask that you challenge, and not support, MPP Thompson’s motion when debated on March 8th. Please continue to strengthen and improve Ontario’s renewable energy plan, and grow our renewable energy target as we move forward.
I am also aware that a review of Ontario’s renewable energy planning is currently underway. This is the appropriate forum for concerns to be raised, and also the appropriate forum from which to make decisions.
[Your mailing address]
For more information on health and environmental concerns on wind power:
The Potential Health Impacts of Wind Turbines – Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) of Ontario, 2010
Renewable Energy: Scientific Research – Ministry of Environment, Government of Ontario
For more information from WWF: