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Another opinion on wind turbines

R.J. Bradshaw, Arts'58, chides the Review for it's coverage of wind turbine developments.

Re: “Queen’s Flag flies over Wolfe Island”  -- ISSUE #2-2012

Whenever I visit Queen’s, wind ­turbines covering the horizon are what I first see. The sight is like a 100-square- mile clear-cut or strip mine. But never mind the abominable view.

Even I, a dumb geologist, am able to determine the extreme cost of this so-called green power: three, up to four, times the cost of regular power. Recent studies from the Ontario Professional Engineers confirm my calculations.

For Queen’s to glorify or acknowledge windmills as a source of viable power is about as justifiable as awarding Karla ­Homolka a degree. Support of this form of corruption by Queen’s is unacceptable.


The University does not sanction or endorse the activities of those alumni who submit news and photos to the Review’s ‘Keeping in Touch’ pages. Such personal notes are presented for informational ­purposes only. – Ed.

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