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Rankin says turbines may be up within year
Niagara This Week - Thorold, Ont.
Author: Pieter van Hiel
Date: Jan 8, 2013
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Section: News
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"Even the storm sewer design for municipalities is all out of whack now. The intensity of rainfall is much greater. At one time you'd designed a a culvert for a 100-year storm, which supposedly takes place once in 100 years. That's occurring once in every five or 10 years now," said [Thomas Rankin]. "Sooner or later, we have got to pay a little heed to global warming. What better way than to produce a little more green energy?"

"We talked to farmers, we talked to residential people. We've seen them. We've been to the Netherlands and the United States. We've talked to developers. We've talked to municipalities. They (turbines) are accepted in most other countries, and have been accepted for years and years," he said.

"Some people don't understand. The power sector unions are behind a lot of it. Down in Nanticoke (power station) the workers aren't very happy there. At the nuclear power plant they are afraid," he said. "But then you have a lot of honest individuals that just are scared and don't know the reality."

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