Ontario is screwed and Canada is next.
“Sure, for ‘dreamy’, sandal-wearing types, cruising past a wind farm in a Prius might be a kind of religious experience; in their eyes, things of ‘beauty’ and ‘wonder’. But it’s that very kind of woolly-headed ‘thinking’ which means that, all too often, the “debate” about these things boils down to an infantile nonsense about whether or not one likes the “look” of them.”
STT could be forgiven for being just a little smug after events unfolded last Sunday night (1 November 2015) in Australia’s “Wind Farm Capital”, South Australia.
As our post – Wind Power Disaster Unfolds: SA Facing Total Blackouts, Rocketing Power Prices & Thousands More Chopped from the Grid – was being put together for an airing on Monday, unbeknownst to STT – a bit after 10pm on Sunday – 110,000 South Australian homes and businesses were plunged into darkness.
STT’s SA operatives were quick off the mark, informing us of their unscheduled trip to the Dark Ages – with emails and comments on that post.
Without warning, traffic lights were dimmed to dangerous pointlessness; street lights were out, leaving less surefooted and vulnerable pedestrians creeping home nervously in the dark; hotel, cinema and restaurant owners…
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