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Residents want to be informed and to know the assets and drawbacks a project will bring. If project advocates do not inform them, it is a certainty that opposition groups will. Furthermore, some locals may have very legitimate concerns that require in depth answers. It is paramount that these concerns are addressed or acknowledged by the wind company itself while analysis takes place. Rather than ignore citizen complaints, industry leaders must keep residents engaged while working to find ways to address the concerns of interested parties.
While the township hasn't received official word from the company, landowners who signed leases allowing turbines to be built by Mainstream on their property received letters saying "they don't think they could make a viable application under the new rules for energy procurement," he said.
The Green Energy Act’s ability to trump other legislation is a problem across Ontario, but Melancthon is home to a worse case scenario according to Jim Wilson, interim leader of the Official Opposition. ...“We’re not against renewable energy as the PC Party, but our policy has always been these things should only be located in communities where they’re welcome and wanted,” he said.
Police say those responsible trespassed onto the site and put debris into the hydraulic lines of a Spider Plow boring machine, causing thousands of dollar damage to the specialized equipment used for burying cables and high voltage lines. The vandals also attempted to damage other machines at the site by draining oil from the equipment.
Dr. Studzienny ...maintained that he was concerned about the safety of those of his clients involved in the wind turbine issue as his hands shook too badly when he went to work on their mouths. He also denied service to municipal councillors on councils that he felt were not doing enough to stop wind turbine developments on Manitoulin Island, such as the Northeast Town.
Some Kincardine councillors are not ready to accept a legal opinion they have received on four industrial wind turbines going up at three different locations near Tiverton. A recorded 5-4 vote has put the solicitor's recommendations on hold.
The Ontario government is launching two studies into putting wind farms in waterways, but maintains there are no plans to drop its moratorium on offshore wind-energy development.
Willemsen said her group is also planning on legal action. She conceded that even if a lawsuit was successful, it probably wouldn't be able to halt the project before it begins. If they are successful however, anti-wind officials hope they can bring the building to a standstill later on.
“That is the stance that we’re taking at this time because I think they have better options, Our roads aren’t built to handle that heavy traffic – there’s a highway and a county road that is designed to handle it.” said West Perth Mayor Walter McKenzie
Seaforth Energy Inc. installed 14 wind turbines in Nova Scotia, all of which carry a five-year warranty. “The company has been notified of warranty issues for several of the units,” states a document filed with Industry Canada as part of Seaforth’s request for creditor protection.
Southwestern Ontario’s eye on the sky for life-threatening weather could be obscured by giant wind turbines converging on its field of vision.
“The Big Thunder Wind Park project was significantly delayed due to force majeure events,” added Bernard. “Under a FIT contract, either party to the contract has the right to terminate the contract if force majeure events delay a project past 24 months. The OPA terminated the Big Thunder Park project for this reason”.
Transport Canada has issued an order for the removal of eight wind turbines near the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport by December 31, 2014.
A steady stream of vehicles drove Thursday under a giant utility structure and into the parking lot of the North Middlesex Community Centre. Residents have dubbed the arch formed by a power line running overhead between two towers "the Gates of Hell." The line feeds an electrical substation.
Mayor Milne says it appears the wind turbine project is dead, but you never know if council will bring it up for discussion again in the future. According to the township's bylaw they need a two-thirds vote to reconsider any decision of council.
"The ministry has told the company not to operate while the amendment application is under review," said Kim Groombridge, MOE district supervisor for Niagara. "They are operating out of compliance." The project was delayed after it was discovered that several of the turbines were built closer than the 95-metre property line setback.
Construction of Wainfleet Wind Energy turbines has been halted by a court order as Skydive Burnaby appeals the May ruling of Ontario’s environmental review tribunal, which dismissed its concerns about safety to its nearby parachutists.
The Town of Shelburne has received little in the way of co-operation from the project’s proponents. And, as was evidenced during a regular scheduled council meeting on Monday, the municipal government is fed up with the lack of attention. The town has yet to receive project drawings, traffic mitigation plans, or an outline of potential measures to ensure the environment’s protection
The Progressive Conservative candidate for Simcoe-Grey says he’d put a stop to a company’s plans to erect wind turbines near the local airport should his party form the next government.
Last week township council voted to review its current renewable energy process. The motion is yet another attempt for the town to gain some traction in the continued effort to stop wind turbine development in the area.