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PORT BURWELL -- Pea-soup fog shrouded dozens of wind turbines near here yesterday, lifting just in time for the official launch of Ontario's largest and newest wind farm, which stretches along the Lake Erie shoreline. But energy expert Tom Adams warns the future of wind power projects in Ontario remains clouded.
Whether it happens in the "wee hours" or the middle of the day, if anything goes wrong with a wind turbine, it'll shut itself down immediately and send an alert to a wind technician, says Kevin Carswell, the operations manager at Canadian Hydro Developers Cowley Ridge installation in Alberta.
LIVERPOOL — Wind turbines will probably start popping up on Nova Scotia’s South Shore within a couple of years as companies vying for choice locations fine-tune their proposals.
The new Conservative government has decided to slash spending on Environment Canada programs designed to fight global warming by 80 per cent, and wants cuts of 40 per cent in the budgets devoted to climate change at other ministries, according to cabinet documents obtained by The Globe and Mail.
AltaGas Income Trust (AltaGas or the Trust) and GreenWing Energy Management Ltd. (GreenWing) announced the formation of a limited partnership for the purpose of developing a portfolio of power projects in North America.
Wind and solar power have a much higher profile as sources of renewable energy. Yet, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, based in the United States, biomass provides almost 30 times more energy to Americans than wind and solar power combined.
An open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper
A major Canadian wind power developer is eyeing the Mattawa-Bonfield area, east of North Bay, for a potential wind farm.
A Cree band on James Bay and a private Toronto-based company have set in motion plans to build a $3-billion wind energy project that would be Canada's largest wind park.
By paying too much, the Ontario government is encouraging inefficient power production in a way that will give renewable energy a black eye with consumers.
Wind turbines in the mountains around Murdochville
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's program to buy electricity from small renewable generators, which was announced March 21 in Cambridge, will sock Ontario consumers with such excessive costs it will make even nuclear power appear cost-effective.
Fears over the safety of pilots using the Pincher Creek Municipal Airport have put the brakes on a wind farm project, approved by the municipal district more than two years ago.
Changes suggested during a public meeting in January on Mono's wind generation policy have been made to a draft bylaw and a decision on whether to pass it will likely be made after the town's revised Official Plan is adopted. Most of the changes were to make the wording of the bylaw clearer.
The following links are to three audio interviews conducted by the Canadian Broadcasting Company to investigate Mr. d'Entremont's claim that noise from the Pubnico Point wind plant has driven his family from its home. Editor's Note: You will need RealPlayer to listen.
Arthur Rosenfeld speaks with the conviction of a man who has seen the incandescent light. As head of the California Energy Commission, he takes a decidedly low-watt approach toward energy savings, espousing staid but effective building codes, appliance standards, and utility-run energy efficiency programs that reward consumers for shopping green.
P.E.I. birdwatchers are celebrating a victory. The provincial government has agreed to move several wind turbines away from East Point.
Organizations behind the development of North America's first urban wind turbine have applauded the provincial government's announcement on Standard Offer Contracts (SOC).
Whether produced by the elements or from cattle's backsides, more "wind" will soon be harnessed to heat and light Ontario homes.
The following links are to three audio interviews conducted by the Canadian Broadcasting Company to investigate Mr. d'Entremont's claim that noise from the Pubnico Point wind plant has driven his family from its home. Editor's Note: Real Player is required to listen to these interviews.