Talk straight, Yukon Energy

Talk straight, Yukon Energy Open letter to Yukon Energy Corp., I went to one of the 20-year energy planning meetings a few months ago. There I and a room full of Yukoners were told that wind power was impractical. It was listed way down on the cost/benef

Open letter to Yukon Energy Corp.,

I went to one of the 20-year energy planning meetings a few months ago. There I and a room full of Yukoners were told that wind power was impractical. It was listed way down on the cost/benefit chart. Your representatives looked at us in the eye and told us to forget wind power, it’s not worth it.

Yesterday afternoon I heard Anne Middler from the Yukon Conservation Society on CBC radio. She related how the Yukon Energy Corp. had been sitting on a report since January 2009. This report apparently states that a multimegawatt wind project on Mount Sumanik would be viable.

If this is the case, I feel that I have been lied to. I think the Yukon Energy Corp. owes Yukoners an explanation and most likely an apology. I’m eager to hear them.

I understand the social and practical issues associated with wind power, but these don’t mean we should thoroughly discount it as a viable, renewable source of energy to add to our grid.

Philippe LeBlond

Whitehorse