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Widespread myths about Ontario's energy sector have led to disastrous policy choices like the Green Energy Act. Regarding health effects, I am more concerned about the way soaring energy costs and stagnating employment are taking a toll on household budgets, leading to, among other things, compromised family nutrition and higher stress levels. The energy politics promoted by Dr. Oliphant have been a 'cure' far worse that the supposed disease.
The decision came down Friday in the lawsuit brought about by Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. and its owners the Loeffen family and Tom Rankin, head of Rankin Construction, after the township passed its setback bylaw last year. The bylaw was an attempt by to supersede the Green Energy Act, which prescribes a 550-metre setback — the distance between a residential property and a turbine.
The Quebec government has officially endorsed the amended interim control (RCI) of the Haut-Saint-Laurent surrounding these structures in its territory, which the council of mayors adopted on 9 January. ...In the territory of Haut-Saint-Laurent, this revised version of RCI forbids the erection of wind turbines 2000 m (2 km) from any dwelling and 1000 m (1 km) from any public road.
A lawsuit over a controversial bylaw related to a wind turbine development in Wainfleet is now in the hands of a judge. Wainfleet Mayor April Jeffs said she expects to hear a verdict in the next four to six weeks over whether a two-kilometre setback bylaw enacted by her town council will be allowed to stand.
"In Ontario, Canada, there is a suspension of critical appraisal and due process regarding industrial wind turbines. The lack of confidence in the political and regulatory systems will persist if governments and industry continue to deny the existence of adverse impacts from human exposure to industrial wind turbines...The negative psychological effect of disempowerment interacting with the adverse health effects attributed to industrial wind turbines has intensified the negative synergy of justice lost."
Five years ago Krogh began researching Wind Turbine Syndrome and reaching out to other people who have become ill. She said their symptoms are caused by wind turbine noise, including audible noise and inaudible infrasound. In many cases, it's the noise and vibrations that keep people up at night, taking a serious toll on their health.
It's a green energy proposal that has torn apart Perth County communities. Invenergy Canada has a contract to build up to 27 wind turbines in North Perth and Perth East. Now a Perth-Wellington's MPP is asking the premier to use her power to intervene.
Grey County wants the province to slap an immediate moratorium on wind turbine developments in Ontario. Nine of 13 councillors at Tuesday's county council meeting supported the call for the indefinite freeze until further studies provide "conclusive" evidence related to the impact of the industrial machines on human health.
Lynn and Arra said there's at least enough evidence to suggest larger setbacks than the current 550 metres in Ontario are needed. Health board member and Bruce County Warden David Inglis said he thinks the setbacks should be at least two kilometres. Lynn said Australia is considering setbacks of between five and 10 km.
Suncor is taking Plympton-Wyoming to court over the town's wind turbine bylaws, including a requirement they be at least 2 km from neighbouring homes. ..."We expected this," said Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper. "We're ready to defend our bylaws."
Of hundreds of credible studies around the world on wind energy, none conclude there is no association between the towering turbines and adverse health effects. ..."(The conclusions are) not new, but it's further confirmation that these are not NIMBYs, these are people affected by these things," Lynn said Tuesday in an interview. "All of the studies rejected the null hypothesis that there was no association. Every one of them found that there was an association."
What we see as a reality is that the Liberals will force through thousands (as many as 6,000 more) of these industrial wind turbines between now and when the health study is completed. They seem not to care what the health and financial costs for Ontario taxpayers will be because they know that they will be out of power before the federal study is published."
The amount of the stress hormone cortisol found in people's hair could help scientists understand the potential health impacts that may arise from exposure to low-frequency noise and vibrations from wind turbines. Starting in May, the federal government plans to study the hair of up to 1,200 people who live near wind turbines.
"MOE Provincial Officers have attended at several of the complainant's [sic] residences and have confirmed that despite the noise emissions apparently complying with the applicable standard ... that the noise emissions are in fact causing material discomfort to the residents in and around their homes," reads the document, written by provincial officer Gary Tomlinson.
According to a filing in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the plaintiffs are seeking a "permanent injunction restraining the construction and operation" of the UDI project, and "compensatory damages" from UDI in the amount of $3.25 million "for negligence, nuisance and trespass."
Monica Elmes deals daily with people who are experiencing negative health impacts due to turbines. She believes by the time any results of Health Canada's study are released, the number of turbines in Chatham-Kent will have doubled.
"Our Government is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadian families, and this study is in response to questions from residents living near wind farms about possible health effects of low frequency noise generated by wind turbines."
Staff recommended that council ask the Province to refuse wpd Canada's application. Director of planning and engineering Ron Taylor clarified that energy companies apply to the Province under a provincial process; council does not approve the application, but may express concerns. A municipal council may offer support for an application, or ask the Province to refuse it.
If industrial wind turbines start turning in Clarington, it's just a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt, predicts Barb King, who runs an equestrian school in Kendal and is concerned that proposed turbines are going to spook the horses and hurt a rider.
New scientific measurements reveal that industrial wind turbines (IWTs) in Ontario routinely exceed acceptable noise limits set by Ministry of Environment (MOE) guidelines.