I posted this in response 

It’s amazing how the fight has moved from “Wind and solar are pipe dreams” to “Well they can generate some power, but not all” which is also false

Wind can be a replacement, and, with a good transmission system, makes a better baseload generation system (Think:  the wind may not always blow, but is the whole province ever wind-free?) than any gas or nuclear.

With respect to complexity and work.  Doing that math, wind power is *far* less than half the price per installed MW, and at a year over year average of 50-75% peak capacity, actually still works out cheaper per running watt-hour than nuclear.

That does not even factor in the cost of Waste disposal, (estimated at at least $24 million), or liability costs in case something goes wrong.  Ontario’s nuke plants regularly leak tritium into the Great Lakes. 

Nuclear versus wind power - Greater Ottawa
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18 March 2011