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A group calling itself the Amaranth Citizens Coalition (ACC) has called a public meeting for June 20, and the group's spokesman at township council Wednesday left no doubt that its aim would be to fight rezoning for wind turbines every step of the way.
A proposed power line that would provide transmission capacity to four wind-generation projects between Lethbridge, Alta., and Great Falls fails to consider the long-term impacts on farmers
Trillium seeking site off Belleville - 140 giant turbines worth $1 billion
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.
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.
A Toronto company wants to erect more than 140 massive wind turbines down the middle of Lake Ontario in what would become the largest wind farm in North America.
TORONTO (CP) - Canada has "probably the best wind resource in the world" but lags behind other developed countries in generating electricity from the air, the head of the wind industry's national organization told a Bay Street crowd Tuesday.
A new project may see up to 30 wind turbines installed north of Burgeo and some new employment in the community.
A Toronto-based energy company is proceeding with work for an environmental assessment of a massive wind farm proposed for the Smallwood Reservoir in Labrador.
Wind power has to remain less than 10 per cent of Alberta's electricity supply because it is unpredictable, said Willerton, who worked in the field before joining the watchdog agency....."You're never quite sure what you're going to get," Willerton told the Economics Society of Northern Alberta.
Politics and a two-year wait for new wind turbines are stalling development of the new energy source in Nova Scotia, says the head of the Renewable Energy Industry Association of Nova Scotia.
An Ontario company waiting to hear if it can build a wind farm on Newfoundland's south coast has begun collecting data from a test tower.
New York State and the U.S. Midwest could find it challenging and expensive to balance their own energy needs this summer if an extended heat wave forces Ontario to eat into U.S. power supply, according to the U.S. agency that regulates electricity transmission.
Fledgling industry spins forward in Ontario. Energy Probe's Tom Adams says he's a big fan of wind farms and other forms of renewable energy, but says the province's Liberal government is going about it all wrong.
If wind power is always an exotic, costly and unreliable source of electricity preferred by wonks, counter- culture people and enthusiasts, it will never really go anywhere and it risks a rebellion from consumers." Moreover, says Adams, neither nuclear or wind energy will fill the void caused by shutting down coal-burning plants. Coal has the advantage of being ramped up or down to meet variable demand -- something neither nuclear or wind projects can do.
The developers of the Melancthon Wind Project agree with opponents when they say residents should get the straight facts about wind generation.
Amaranth resident Ian Reed, who made a plea against wind turbines at the township council last week, says he's obtaining letters from persons on the 10th Line who claim not to have received notices of the change to concrete poles after the council had approved wooden ones for the transmission line.
ST. CROIX - The territory's Water and Power Authority announced Monday that contract talks with wind-power producer Innoventor Technologies had failed, ending a process that WAPA and Innoventor had promised would bring affordable, renewable energy to the Virgin Islands.
If P.E.I. has any future in the generation of wind energy, it needs the cable to export it. One way or another, Premier Binns has to drive home this point to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government.