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The plan by German company Prowind to build a wind farm in North Gower is a no-go for now, since the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) deemed it not a qualified applicant.
The barn owl has done what no anti-wind turbine protester in Port Ryerse has been able to do to date: halt construction of a green energy project in their village. ...The Port Ryerse case is the first time a project in Ontario has been ordered back to the drawing board due to the presence of barn owls.
Residents want to be informed and to know the assets and drawbacks a project will bring. If project advocates do not inform them, it is a certainty that opposition groups will. Furthermore, some locals may have very legitimate concerns that require in depth answers. It is paramount that these concerns are addressed or acknowledged by the wind company itself while analysis takes place. Rather than ignore citizen complaints, industry leaders must keep residents engaged while working to find ways to address the concerns of interested parties.
While the township hasn't received official word from the company, landowners who signed leases allowing turbines to be built by Mainstream on their property received letters saying "they don't think they could make a viable application under the new rules for energy procurement," he said.
The Green Energy Act’s ability to trump other legislation is a problem across Ontario, but Melancthon is home to a worse case scenario according to Jim Wilson, interim leader of the Official Opposition. ...“We’re not against renewable energy as the PC Party, but our policy has always been these things should only be located in communities where they’re welcome and wanted,” he said.
Under Windlectric's current proposal, Brian and Eva Little's home on the Second Concession will see three 155-metre-tall wind turbines built on the north, south and west sides of their property. ...APAI argued the turbine development would significantly harm residents' health and property values on the island.
Police say those responsible trespassed onto the site and put debris into the hydraulic lines of a Spider Plow boring machine, causing thousands of dollar damage to the specialized equipment used for burying cables and high voltage lines. The vandals also attempted to damage other machines at the site by draining oil from the equipment.
Work stopped immediately at the site and hadn't resumed Thursday while a company investigation heard from all workers involved. The company is co-operating with the Ministry of Labour, Sheehan said in a follow-up e-mail. Construction on the 270 megawatt project involving 140 wind turbines began in July.
Under the bylaw, if a resident complains about infra sound, the municipality would hire an engineer qualified to take the measurements before laying a charge. Under the proposed bylaw, fines – if a company is found guilty – can range from $500 to $10,000 per offence and could exceed $100,000 if the offense continues. The municipality could also recoup the cost of the specialized testing under the bylaw.
Dr. Studzienny ...maintained that he was concerned about the safety of those of his clients involved in the wind turbine issue as his hands shook too badly when he went to work on their mouths. He also denied service to municipal councillors on councils that he felt were not doing enough to stop wind turbine developments on Manitoulin Island, such as the Northeast Town.
Some Kincardine councillors are not ready to accept a legal opinion they have received on four industrial wind turbines going up at three different locations near Tiverton. A recorded 5-4 vote has put the solicitor's recommendations on hold.
Those living close to the projects asked Leitch to stay – or set aside - the renewable energy agreements issued in July that would build 159 wind turbines near Seaforth and outside of Goderich.
Construction of what would be one of Ontario's largest wind farms can continue, despite an ongoing legal attempt by a farm family to scuttle the $850-million project, a Divisional Court justice has ruled.
He says the turbines are going up in many rural areas despite countless objections and when the windmills go up, so does the price of electricity. At the same time, he says neighbouring residents are seeing their quality of life and property values decline.
Documents filed in support of their request show Shawn and Tricia Drennan are concerned about the potential harm the 140-turbine K2 Wind project near Goderich, Ont., could cause them.
But the Environment Ministry said there are no plans to go ahead with such wind farms until there is scientific evidence that projects can be developed in a way that protects both human health and the environment.
The Ontario government is launching two studies into putting wind farms in waterways, but maintains there are no plans to drop its moratorium on offshore wind-energy development.
Willemsen said her group is also planning on legal action. She conceded that even if a lawsuit was successful, it probably wouldn't be able to halt the project before it begins. If they are successful however, anti-wind officials hope they can bring the building to a standstill later on.
The developer of the Gunn’s Hill wind farm near Woodstock, Canada’s civil air navigation service provider states all 10 of the planned turbines are visible to the London radar and four are visible to the Hamilton radar. The impact, NAV Canada says in the letter, includes “a decrease in flight safety for aircraft operating in the area, especially in adverse weather conditions.”
In this presentation, Kevin A Dooley describes the basics of sound, and proceeds to draw a compelling relationship between motion sickness symptoms, and infrasound exposure, with specific reference to wind turbine installations and their proximity to homes. His suggestions are backed by multiple, independent studies conducted on infrasound, and / or motion sickness incidence.