In a search for greener energy sources, windmills are put up around Ontario. The human impact has not been studied; that impact is at the root of opposition.
Norma Schmidt's Story (01:58)
In 2003, Ontario had 10 wind turbines; in 2012 there are 1,200. Numbers are expected to double in the next few years in a space that mixes wind-turbines with society.
Pincher Creek, Alberta (02:35)
Alberta is Canada's birthplace of wind power. See inside a wind-turbine and hear how it works.
Canadian West Accepts Wind Power (01:55)
In Alberta most energy comes from Coal. Farmers and citizens support green energy that comes with benefits to the community as a whole.
Ontario Wind Development (01:53)
The anti-wind movement is growing in Ontario. Many believe turbines are ugly, harm property values, and come with harmful health impacts.
Health or Power (02:15)
Norma Schmidt discusses f her health problems that started when 10 wind-turbines were installed in her area.
Cause and Effect (02:02)
Dr. Arline King releases a report that states there is no scientific evidence showing an association between health and the wind-turbines.
Is there Enough Space? (02:37)
In Ontario, many people live as close as 550 meters from a wind-turbine, enduring the noise and sonic waves.
Maxing out the Power Grid (03:12)
Wolf Island has 80 wind-turbines. Dr. Mabee explains how wind power is generated and stored. He wonders if the wind power could exceed power grids capabilities.
Turbine Noises (04:54)
Dr. Nisenbaum plays similar turbine noises at 80 Hz and 3 DB. He surveys a community that lives with turbines and gets astonishing results.
Ignoring What We Can't See (03:15)
Wind turbines emit subsonic sound waves called infra-sound. Dr. Alex Salt speaks on the sensitivity of the ears and his laboratory research.
Scotland on the Forefront of Design (02:38)
Artemis Power is designing a hydraulic transmission that will replace gears in a turbine. This will allow a seven megawatt wind turbine to be built.
North Sea (04:13)
The Danish government wants 50% of energy to come from wind power by 2020; over 900 land turbines will be installed.
Research on Wind Noise (03:05)
A claim stating that wind power from larger turbines will be quieter triggers research on the effects of turbine noise.
Ontario Fights Back (02:02)
Protesters in Ontario march in the streets. Many feel they have been forgotten and are suffering from the presence of the windmills.
Credits "Wind Rush" (00:54)
Credits "Wind Rush"
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