Sierra Club Canada has released a report in response to Wind Concerns Canada's ‘truth tour.’ The report, titled ‘The Real Truth About Wind Energy,’ reviews the latest medical and scientific research into the health and environmental impacts of wind turbines and concludes there is no scientific justification for placing a moratorium on turbines in Ontario.
The report is being sent to every municipality that passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on wind development, along with a request to rescind the resolution, as the scientific study the resolution called for has been completed.Â Â
‘Municipalities called for a moratorium at the urging of some residents who were frightened and mislead about alleged negative health effects on people living near wind turbines,’ says John Bennett, executive director of Sierra Club Canada. ‘We looked at this issue very closely, and the reality is there is no evidence. Noise, infrasound and shadow flicker have little to no impact on health.’
Sierra Club Canada remains strongly supportive of wind turbines, but notes the importance of locating them away from residences and known migratory bird flyways.