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Two companies involved in a Lambton County wind-turbine project were fined $10,000 each for vegetation and tree removal in violation of the Environmental Protection Act.
While it was a celebration toasted with champagne, officials unveiling the Niagara Region Wind Farm still felt the need to defend their cause.
If Iberdrola proceeds with Horse Creek, the project will become embroiled in a contentious and costly administrative law proceeding. Iberdrola will use the procedural advantages of Article 10 to oppose Home Rule and attempt to override opposition from residents, local governments and other project stakeholders.
The proposed North Kent 1 wind farm, which will be located southeast of Wallaceburg, plans to use 113-metre rotor diameter turbines. Otter Creek plans on using wind turbines that will have 141-metre diameters. North Kent will use 3.2 megawatt turbines, versus the Otter Creek turbines which will produce more power of up to 4.2 megawatts.
The biggest unreported story in the Ontario media, despite all its talented investigative journalists, is the destruction of rural Ontario by massive wind “farms” and solar projects.
Amherst Island is an idyllic place: rolling meadows dotted with heritage buildings, narrow carriage roads lined by the largest concentration of historic dry stone walls in Canada. The population of 400 year-round residents expands to 1,000 in the summer, but the island located west of Kingston in Lake Ontario, because it is a 20-minute ferry ride from the mainland, has largely resisted the encroachment of developers.
“It was a gold rush, basically.” And since those involved kept details secret to avoid giving their competitors an edge, residents didn’t know what their neighbours were planning. “That is really the worst way to go about something that you know is going to have a big impact on landscape and people,” he said.
This view of the Wolfe Island wind energy facility demonstrates how the turbines overwhelm the community.
The Tribunal found “that the planned Settlers Landing wind project in Pontypool will cause serious and irreversible harm to plant life, animal life or the natural environment.”...Coun. Stauble said the windcompany "...must adhere to a 550 metre setback, and to do so means they would have to put those turbines in the woodlands. Which they are now not allowed to do.”
"Amherst has the largest breeding population of the at-risk short-eared owl in southern Ontario," Wise said. "During the winter, Amherst supports the largest concentration of owl species of anywhere in eastern North America as far as we know. "We are all for green energy, but not at the expense of nature."
Senator Bob Runicman wants to see a judicial enquiry into Ontario’s green energy act. The conservative senator was one of four speakers at a public roundtable to discuss the impact of controversial wind turbine projects in Prince Edward County. As Newswatch’s Morganne Campbell reports, the senator says it’s time people stop the green energy madness.
A new industrial wind farm is proposed for the North Frontenac region north of Kingston, Ont., and this has angered some of its residents. ...The majority of residents are united against the proposal, as is the local government. The North Frontenac Township has voted 7-0 against a wind farm in the area.
Local anti-wind activists are questioning the use of Lambton County grasslands for Suncor's Cedar Point wind farm. Grassland habitats are home to bobolinks, pictured here, and eastern meadowlarks, a pair of bird species considered 'threatened' by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
A London, Ontario radio station, CJBK, on its program London Today With Any Oudman, spent most of the morning interviewing people about the ominous social unrest in Southern Ontario caused by the massive proliferation of industrial wind turbine projects.
The Kruger Energy Port Alma (KEPA) is a 101.2-megawatt wind facility located on the north shore of Lake Erie, in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent (Ontario). The project consists of 44 Siemens 2.3 MW MK II Wind Turbines. The KEPA Wind Farm began operating in the fall 2008.
Eighty-six industrial scale wind turbines now sited on Wolfe Island in Ontario have permanently altered the landscape of this quaint island community.