Ontario cabinet ministers told to smooth out wind turbine conflict.383602013-05-15T13:08:09Z2013-05-15T13:08:09ZFour Ontario cabinet ministers have been given the job of devising ways to give local residents more say in where renewable energy projects like wind farms can be located.
It's a politically urgent task for the Liberals, who were almost wiped out in rural Ontario in the last election.Island dentist chooses against treating First Nations and municipal councillors voting for wind turbines.383102013-05-08T14:30:54Z2013-05-08T14:30:54ZCouncillor Jerry Ense noted that his family has been going to Dr. Studzienny for 20 years. He called the dentist and asked if it was all community members that the dentist was refusing to deal with. "He said, â€˜No, no, only councillors. If you are a councillor I don't want you as a patient'," said Mr. Ense. Insurance industry wary of covering farms with turbines after Collingwood court ruling.382832013-05-03T23:55:49Z2013-05-03T23:55:49ZThe insurance industry, which does not have uniform policies on liability insurance for farms with industrial turbines, is closely watching the situation. "As more and more turbines go up and more and more liability suits are presented, you will be able to tell the appetite of the insurance companies, whether they will cover farms (with turbines)." Town Hall wind turbine meeting attendees encouraged.382182013-04-28T16:44:05Z2013-04-28T16:44:05ZGillespie updated last week's events and noted nine experts have testified for the PECFN. Gillespie said the ERT panel has accepted their presentations on the serious and irreversible harm of turbines to bats, birds, butterflies, turtles and the environment as "expert testimony" while noting a few of Gilead Power's witnesses have "limited expertise" and the Ministry of Environment's presentation "experienced" in reviewing reports. NSP gets OK for $93m share of windfarm.382012013-04-27T19:20:26Z2013-04-27T19:20:26ZA residents group has appealed last month's decision by the Municipality of the District of Chester to grant the wind farm a development agreement.
Members of the Friends of South Canoe Lake are concerned about the setback distances of turbines and their potential effects on residents' health and property values. Getting tough on turbines.381502013-04-23T23:09:11Z2013-04-23T23:09:11Z"Be it resolved that Norfolk County council applauds the position taken by the Premier and the Government, and that, based on the position of Norfolk County council and the input received from the community regarding (industrial wind turbines), the Province of Ontario - and specifically the Ministry of Environment - be now advised that Norfolk County is not a 'willing host' for industrial wind turbine projects."Wind project on Sable Island over budget and at a standstill 13 years later.380872013-04-18T13:54:22Z2013-04-18T13:54:22ZParks Canada says it's conducting a technical assessment of the power grid to determine the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly approach to generating energy on the 40-kilometre island.
Julie Tompa, project manager for the Sable Island National Park Reserve, said it's possible the turbines could be scrapped, depending on the results of that assessment. Activists want N.S. to yank approval for wind farm plan.380372013-04-10T01:14:39Z2013-04-10T01:14:39ZThe energy minister should withdraw his approval of a Halifax County wind farm because the project doesn't have enough local support, says a Terence Bay group.
The Friends of River Road was formed last summer in opposition to a six-megawatt wind farm Chebucto Terence Bay Wind Field Inc. proposed in partnership with Renewable Energy Services Ltd.