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Deep down in this green cauldron of deception and delusion, bubbles a government and corporate feeding frenzy. The only “green” in this cauldron, however, is money and the hands stained in its passing.
It blamed the delay on the provincial environment screening process, which is now being conducted at a higher administrative level after the environment ministry received letters of concern.
A brief power outage around midnight Sunday, along with a shutdown of the Melancthon Wind Plant and predictions of record-setting storms on the horizon, might lend credence to sales pitches for high-quality surge protectors. The wind plant went offline at about the same time as Sunday night's lightning storm apparently caused a brief outage of the electrical supply at Orangeville and elsewhere.
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Twp. council is planning to pass a bylaw in August that would outline the setback requirements for wind turbines.
Bruce County wants a full environmental assessment of a proposed 121-tower wind farm in Kincardine and Saugeen Shores.
Bruce County wants a full environmental assessment (EA) on Enbridge’s proposed 121-turbine wind farm in Kincardine and Saugeen Shores.
It was indeed an interesting day, one of which demonstrates both the capability and the limitations of wind as a source of electrical energy.... "We are at the mercy of the winds," said Mr. Hickey, conceding the obvious.
To summarize: The Canadian association sees wind energy generation as a potentially major regional industry for the maritime provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick – particularly since the plan would be to export some of the wind-generated power for consumption in what is described as a potentially “lucrative” New England market.
He suggested farmers ask for three per cent of turbine profits for the first eight years of the agreement and then, once the turbine is paid for, the farmers should get eight per cent of the profits. He cited a figure that says a two megawatt turbine generates $500,000 per year, so farmers could get up to $15,000 each year. A widely-accepted estimation for a lease is $5,000 per turbine, per year.
Vick, who runs an unlicensed airstrip on his property, said the tower, which would be 60 metres tall and 20 centimetres in diameter, would interfere with his glide path.
COLCHESTER, VT., June 22 /CNW/ - Green Mountain Power Corporation ("Green Mountain Power" or the "Company") (NYSE:GMP) announced today that Green Mountain Power and Vermont-based Northern New England Energy Corporation ("NNEEC") have entered into a definitive agreement whereby NNEEC will acquire Green Mountain Power. Shareholders of Green Mountain Power will receive $35.00 per share in cash or approximately $187 million in the aggregate.
What had been billed as a wind information meeting turned out to be a two-hourplus bashing of wind turbines and their proponents in the basement of the Amaranth Township municipal building Tuesday night.
The ultimate goal of the study is to determine the maximum amount of wind power that could be added to the Ontario bulk power system with minimal impact on system operation," GE Energy said in a statement.
Municipality of Kincardine council is unanimously endorsing a massive Enbridge wind farm project in the northern section of the municipality.
Ten of the 17 speakers sharing dissatisfaction with Enbridge’s public process or were against the project altogether. Of the seven who spoke for the project, four were residents of Kincardine or Saugeen Shores while the other three were employed by or affiliated with the wind power project.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Developers of a proposed electric transmission line between Lethbridge, Alta., and Great Falls, Mont., said wind developers have bought one-half of the line's capacity and part of the route has been changed to satisfy federal regulators in Canada.
“Countries like Guam and Israel have lost their bat populations and are now suffering fairly severe environmental consequences.”
There were many speakers but no decisions made at Thursday night’s Planning Advisory Committee public meeting on the proposed Enbridge wind farm.
Benchlands Wind Power Corp. of Calgary has withdrawn its proposed wind power project, which was selected in the first phase of SaskPower's environmentally preferred power (EPP) program, the Crown corporation said Monday
A Liberal election pledge to stop burning coal to generate electricity has been delayed again because advisers underestimated the impact of shutting down the pollution-heavy plants, Energy Minister Dwight Duncan said yesterday.