Articles filed under General from Ontario

Wind developer hosts English-only meeting in francophone village: Faux Pas

A day after Finch & District Lions Club hosted a Wind Power Information Night in Finch, EDP Renewables Canada provided North Stormont residents with a community information evening in the Crysler Community Centre on May 7. But the English-only documentation and presentations by the American developer in francophone Crysler came off as a cultural faux pas by some observers at the event.
7 Jun 2015

Field naturalists win at Ontario Court of Appeal

An industrial wind turbine project in southern Prince Edward County is losing its race against the Blandings Turtle. In a decision released Monday at noon, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed a lower court ruling regarding a Renewal Energy Approval (REA) of the nine-turbine Ostrander Point industrial wind project.
20 Apr 2015

Court slashes $340K legal bill for wind-farm foes to 'manageable' $67K

Four rural families who lost their fight against the construction of wind farms near their homes will have to pay a total of $67,000 to the companies they took to court. The costs award is far less than the $340,000 the three wind companies were demanding because, as Ontario's Divisional Court ruled, the families' battle was more than a personal crusade.
8 Mar 2015

City opposes wind farm

Mayor Al McDonald, who's scheduled to meet Tuesday with Ontario's Environment Minister, Glen Murray, said he will be requesting that the province deny Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.'s proposal for a wind farm on Crown Land in the unorganized Merrick Township.
20 Feb 2015

Ontario’s big wind bonanza: Over 90% of subsidies funneled to just 11 companies

When the Ontario government launched its Green Energy Act (GEA ) in 2009, it promised “new green economy jobs” and ” a wide range of economic opportunities.”  ...Everyone would need to pay a little more for renewable power, the public was told, but the benefits would be widely shared, for the ultimate benefit of all. As it turned out, power rates didn’t go up a little – they soared. And the subsidies weren’t widely shared among the folk – a handful of billion dollar companies pocketed most of them, most of them outside the province.
4 Feb 2015

Packed council chambers for wind project road agreement

“Why as a council, are we being asked to sign a contract under duress?” asked Coun. Dean Trentowsky. “I got the first copy of this on the weekend, the second copy of this bylaw I received by email today at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon and I understand there’s a further revision that was submitted at 6:10 p.m. tonight – you’re asking me to sign a contract like that?” ...Council voted to endorse the recommendation for the road user agreement, as presented by Jaques, which passed.
26 Dec 2014

Invenergy wind turbine contract terminated

Information surrounding the plan to build up to 26 industrial wind turbines in North Perth and Perth East has been limited since the Ministry of the Environment deemed the application to be incomplete in August 2013 ...Invenergy LLC confirmed on Monday that the Conestogo Wind Power Partnership and the Ontario Power Authority have mutually agreed to terminate the Feed-In Tariff contract for the Conestogo Wind Project.
9 Dec 2014

Who gives a hoot about turbines? A barn owl, that's who

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.
4 Nov 2014

From effective discourse to opposition rhetoric: Ontario wind proposals at risk for public defeat

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.
4 Nov 2014

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