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Some wind turbines proposed for Amaranth are facing scrutiny by Grand River Conservation Authority, and others are finding a mix of opposition and approval from residents.
Shoreline Beacon — The Saugeen Shores Planning Advisory Committee has recommended council not accept CAW’s wind power proposal. More than 50 people attended Thursday’s public meeting in Port Elgin.
Westman Wind Power Co. plans to spend $1.5 billion to develop eight wind farms in Manitoba, the company announced Wednesday.
More wind turbines are in front of the Energy and Utilities Board for approval in the Pincher Creek area.
Amaranth Township has scheduled the evening of March 3 and all day Saturday, March 4, as public meeting dates to review proposals for 23 wind-turbine sites.
The head of the Innu Nation alleges that a proposed wind energy project near Churchill Falls is an attempt by the Métis to bolster their land claim in Labrador. Toronto-based Ventus Energy and the business arm of the Labrador Métis Nation want to build a $2.5-billion wind farm along the shores of the Smallwood Reservoir.
The AIM PowerGen wind farm west of Port Rowan is nearly in the clear.
The Toronto-based crane company is involved in the Erie Shores Wind Farm project in Port Burwell.
A Toronto-based company is teaming up with the Labrador Metis Nation to build what is being called Canada's largest wind farm, near Churchill Falls.
Canada's smallest province is facing some hurdles as it tries to erect more wind turbines in an effort to switch to clean energy sources.
VANCOUVER -- In what will mark a first for British Columbia, privately owned Quantum Wind Power Corp. is planning to build a $250-million wind turbine factory in Squamish that will supply renewable energy to customers in both Canada and the United States.
The chair of the Yukon's energy corporation says wind energy isn't viable for the Yukon. Willard Phelps told the territory's legislature last week the multi-million dollar experiment in wind power turbines had failed to produce the results the company needs.
This thing smells of resources from the Gaspé being used with the majority of profits heading out of the region at the speed of, in this case, electricity. It happened with the fish. It happened with the copper. It happened with the pulp and paper. Now it will happen with the wind.
Opinion on health hazards of wind powered electricity generating turbines of the commercial variety being proposed in PEC is moving from the anecdotal domain to a deeper understanding of causality. However, it should be stated that many conclusions are disputed. There is however a significant and growing trend towards caution.
It is still expensive, for one. Liddle put generating costs alone at nine to 11 cents per kilowatt-hour. This in a province where residential users pay a regulated price of five and 5.8 cents per kilowatt-hour, depending on use-though in recent months industrial power users have been paying market prices of eight to ten cents per kilowatt-hour for their power. It is also unreliable. Power production depends on how the winds blow: turbines turn off when wind speeds fall below four metres per second, or when they exceed 25; they produce the most power at wind speeds of 18 metres per second.
If the wind isn't blowing at peak times, the argument goes, then the wind turbines are not contributing to the power in the grid. However, if wind farms could store all the power they generate at off-peak times, during the night for example, and then control the way and time it is released, it would not only enhance the revenue streams they could receive, but also remove the intermittency claims. Now, a Canadian energy management firm claims to be able to do just that. EPOD International has secured two pilot projects with wind power developers in Canada and the US to test their proprietary energy storage system, the EMT.
But world energy resources are adequate to meet this sustained growth trend because global oil reserves today exceed the cumulative projected production to 2030, IEA said. This optimistic outlook, however, is based on a reference scenario that IEA describes as "unsustainable." Under that reference scenario, primary world energy demand increases by an average rate of 1.6%/year, with fossil fuels accounting for 83% of the projected increase. By 2030, the world consumes 16.3 billion tonnes of oil equivalent (toe)/year5.5 billion toe more than it does todaywith more than two thirds of energy use coming from developing countries.
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