Articles filed under General from Canada

Gust of bids delays wind awards

Ontario’s early round of wind-energy contracts became a lightning rod for political opposition, and angered many rural areas, with companies paid far more to generate power than consumers pay and control taken away from municipalities over where the highrise-sized wind turbines could be built. But under new rules, [firms] that get civic councils, land owners and First Nations on board get extra points.
25 Nov 2015

Warning Against Wind Farm Liens

Dave Hemingway is concerned property owners may be left on the hook for millions of dollars of wind turbine construction work that hasn't been paid for. ...The total value of the liens is over $32 million.
28 Oct 2015

Wind turbine operators to curb operations in severe weather

Under a 32-page agreement negotiated with NextEra Canada, Environment Canada can order the Florida-based wind energy giant to reduce wind farm operations in extreme weather that could jeopardize public safety. Following a call from Environment Canada to its operation centre in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra has 20 minutes to "feather," or adjust, turbine blades back in Ontario so they won't contaminate radar readings, according to the agreement provided to The Free Press under the federal Access to Information Act.
28 Sep 2015

Wind energy projects opponents try new tactic

"Unlike community benefit or vibrancy agreements that exist elsewhere in Ontario, these are being negotiated as a condition of a support resolution which will then benefit the proponent in receiving a contract from the provincial government. "It's no longer a goodwill measure, its a transaction. Money for support."
20 Sep 2015

Hillier backs battle against wind projec

"This is a landmark decision that ignores the importance of biodiversity and shames both Canada and Ontario," a release from the APAI said. "Amherst Island is a very special natural refuge and turbines will create a very real risk to human and environmental safety."
31 Aug 2015

Six walk out in turbine Working Group

In her letter of resignation, Elaine Brown pointed out the working group which started meeting in January, was formed as an advisory committee for Invenergy to share information on wind energy development. ...“The feeling is that Invenergy is not fully understanding the majority of Dutton/Dunwich citizens’ concerns and is accommodating a small percentage, the lease holders. The purpose of these community working group meetings seems not to be working."
27 Aug 2015

West Elgin stands firm in its opposition to proposed RES Canada wind turbine project

West Elgin council last week stood firm on its resolution from a year ago to remain a non-willing host to industrial wind turbines. ...“The strong opinions of the West Elgin people who returned forms against industrial wind turbines indicate that council should reaffirm our position of unwilling host and should not sign any agreements with RES,” Ford said.
20 Aug 2015

Anti-windmill protests heat up in St-Cyprien-de-Napierville

Joane McDermott, the spokeswoman of opposition group le Vent tourne, said it doesn't matter whether the promoter is aboriginal, British or otherwise — they don't want the windmills in the area. "We don't want a wind project on agricultural land. We don't want them near houses. We also don't want this surplus of electricity that will cost Quebec a fortune," McDermott said.
15 Jun 2015

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

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