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The clock is ticking for municipal politicians in Addington Highlands Township to make a decision about their support for proposed wind energy projects.
"Kathleen Wynne has shown she has a tin ear when it comes to listening to the concerns of rural residents," said Santo Giorno, a member of the group We're Against Industrial Turbines, Plympton-Wyoming. "What she's doing is wrong, it's deceitful, it's dishonest and it's hurting rural Ontario."
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.
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.
After the meeting, a group of landowners and neighbours huddled to figure out they can do in the face of another multi-turbine project. Buurma is concerned wind companies are using a divide and conquer approach to convince landowners to sign wind leases.
The Mattawan wind farm may be dead, but Innergex Renewable Energy says that won’t affect its plans to put up to 60 wind turbines in Merrick Township, just north of North Bay.
The United Counties is getting nearly $1.7 million to pay for the reconstruction of a road that was damaged during creation of a wind farm. Settlement terms were finalized Monday between the counties,
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.
Area residents packed the second floor of Mattawa’s Mike Rodden Arena on Friday night to listen to the opposition leaders rally against Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.’s tentative plans for a 150-megawatt wind farm in the area.
City Council unanimously passed a motion to submit a letter to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change on Monday night, objecting the wind farm designed to be built just eight kilometres east of Jack Garland Airport.
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.
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.
“We have concerns with the ability of the wind project to operate near the Port Granby site,” said Andrew Allison, municipal solicitor. “We have concerns with the dust effects ... and the effect of the turbines on dust management at the facility.”
“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.
"We are really concerned at the fact that our small parcel of property is going to be surrounded by these wind turbines," she says. Atkins says because of her medical condition her physicians have advised her to stay away from "stress, wind and noise."
LITTLE CURRENT—Members of the McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm Project held their fourth and what may well be their final meeting at the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre in Little Current (CLC) on Wednesday, November 26.
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.
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.