Articles from Canada
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's program to buy electricity from small renewable generators, which was announced March 21 in Cambridge, will sock Ontario consumers with such excessive costs it will make even nuclear power appear cost-effective.
By paying too much, the Ontario government is encouraging inefficient power production in a way that will give renewable energy a black eye with consumers.
Changes suggested during a public meeting in January on Mono's wind generation policy have been made to a draft bylaw and a decision on whether to pass it will likely be made after the town's revised Official Plan is adopted. Most of the changes were to make the wording of the bylaw clearer.
Fears over the safety of pilots using the Pincher Creek Municipal Airport have put the brakes on a wind farm project, approved by the municipal district more than two years ago.
The following links are to three audio interviews conducted by the Canadian Broadcasting Company to investigate Mr. d'Entremont's claim that noise from the Pubnico Point wind plant has driven his family from its home. Editor's Note: You will need RealPlayer to listen.
P.E.I. birdwatchers are celebrating a victory. The provincial government has agreed to move several wind turbines away from East Point.
Arthur Rosenfeld speaks with the conviction of a man who has seen the incandescent light. As head of the California Energy Commission, he takes a decidedly low-watt approach toward energy savings, espousing staid but effective building codes, appliance standards, and utility-run energy efficiency programs that reward consumers for shopping green.
Organizations behind the development of North America's first urban wind turbine have applauded the provincial government's announcement on Standard Offer Contracts (SOC).
Whether produced by the elements or from cattle's backsides, more "wind" will soon be harnessed to heat and light Ontario homes.
CAMBRIDGE, Ont. -- Ontario is fixing prices for green power generated by small renewable energy projects.
Wind power is coming to Ontario because our government is hell-bent on going green. ...If only we could figure out how to get energy from hot air. Then we'd have all the power we need, forever.
A company hoping to make a windfall off Brock's high winds recently briefed township council on its progress.
Here is a picture of the d'Entremont home in Nova Scotia, where their ancestors have lived since the 1870s. Daniel and Carolyn d'Entremont, with their 5 children, had to abandon it on Feb. 21, 2006, because of "wind turbine syndrome," the cluster of symptoms being found around the world where people live near giant wind turbines.
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.
Against an accusation of an appearance of conflict of interest, Amaranth Township records indicate that Mayor Bob Currie declared his interest in the rezoning of his own and his son's properties for the planned installation of wind turbines.
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.
Energy Probe's Tom Adams' presentation to the Ontario Energy Association Breakfast Series' "Energy Policy in Ontario: Some Perspectives on the Road Ahead," on March 8, showcased a debate between Tom Adams and Jack Gibbons of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Tom's presentation advanced the case for "clean coal" and state of the art coal technologies and appears in full below:
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.
Ulrich Watermann has been keeping his high-resolution binoculars trained on the bald eagles since they returned to their old home atop the white pine a few weeks ago.