Articles from Nova Scotia

Government-owned wind tower maker closes in Nova Scotia

“DSTN’s future prospects have not improved over the past year, and the domestic wind tower market is well below expectations,” explains Nova Scotia Business Minister Mark Furey. “Government has few options except to prevent the risk of further loss while ensuring all assets are returned to Nova Scotians.
23 Feb 2016

Warden says it’s too late to stop wind farm

Dr. Brian Ferguson lives very close, possibly the closest, to the proposed site. He attended the meeting and asked Hunter if he would stand with them in opposing the development of the proposed wind farm. “At tops there are 200 people here tonight and I’m representing over 16,000, and I have got to say it’s not the will of the people when I just hear from 200,” said Hunter.
11 Sep 2014

Wind farm violated N.S. securities law

Glooscap Wind Field Inc. of Windsor has been penalized $3,250 for violating Nova Scotia securities laws. The community economic development corporation accepted responsibility for failing to provide annual financial statements to its shareholders from 2010 to 2012.
11 Sep 2014

Residents say wind turbines hurt health, home values

“The flickering runs from fall to spring, and it comes right in our patio door, right into the dining room. It’s just like Chinese Torture. I try to stay out of my kitchen and my dining room which is hard to do because my dining room has my computer in it, and I spend time in my kitchen cooking and cleaning.” She also has a hard time sleeping because of the flickering and the sound created by the turbines.
10 Sep 2014

Community concerned about coming wind turbine

Construction of a wind turbine is expected to begin in the community of Bateston in the spring, a project some residents are not looking forward to. A meteorological tower to measures the wind has been set up at the site for the Celtic Current wind turbine project  in Bateston, about one kilometre off the road, near MacVicar's Lake.
8 Jan 2014

Emera’s wind plan draws ire; Renewable firms say they should get project if NSP needs Labrador hydro backup

Renewable energy producers say they, not Nova Scotia Power’s parent company, should be the ones to build a wind farm if one is needed to back up Labrador hydro. “I don’t know why it wouldn’t be an open market,” he said in an interview Tuesday from Salt Springs, Pictou County. “Emera has no right to build its own blocks of power at potentially higher costs than independents can produce it for.”
23 Oct 2013
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