There were many speakers but no decisions made at Thursday night’s Planning Advisory Committee public meeting on the proposed Enbridge wind farm.
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UXBRIDGE -- Residents looking to erect wind turbines on a Leaskdale property have softened their stance against the Township after it handed down a bylaw forbidding the construction of turbines until the end of the year.
The problem is with the proposed bylaws that she says are “too restrictive” and make it so that “95 per cent of the people” can’t even install one on their property.
OTTAWA, ON, May 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today released a report designed to facilitate the installation of small wind turbines across Canada. The report provides guidance for both consumers and municipalities on "Best Practices" that will ensure the proper installation of turbines under 300 kilowatts (kW) rated capacity in Canadian homes, farms and businesses.
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.
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.
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.
At an open house in Fisherville, concerning wind farms, a representative of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture said farmers can easily sell themselves short or even lose their property if they enter into bad agreements for the use of their land.