Solar Panels Should Cover Buildings, Not Farm Land



It’s Earth Day — a day for reflection on our impact on the earth. Invariably, it’s also a day for promoting alternatives to the common way we do things — alternative energy being a main focus. In Ontario, government-funded alternative energy initiatives such as biomass generation, wind or solar energy has stirred controversy. Whether it is the impact on land values or the pure cosmetic issues, wind and solar power have been very polarizing subjects. This morning I picked up on this tweet by Sunderland, Ont., farmer Jim Smith. 100 ac Sunderland solar farm. Was good farm. We cropped it for…

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