Alerts Archive: March 2012
These postings are provided to help publicize the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.
epaw.org — windwahn.de — waubrafoundation.com.au — na-paw.org On April 3, 2012, groups from Ontario will mobilise to show their discontent. In Germany, other groups will act in various ways to express their solidarity with their Canadian colleagues, and with all the others that are fighting against windpower fascism across the world. List of supporting groups compiled by windwahn.de, as of 30 March: Aruba Safe Green Community Aruba Australia waubrafoundation.com.au Belgique Geen 150m hoge windturbines op 250m van onze Kalkense deur . . .
To the Editor, Sheffield Beehive: Vermonters for a Clean Environment (VCE) has been hearing from neighbors of First Wind’s Sheffield wind project who are complaining about noise, lighting and other issues related to the 16 big wind turbines on the mountain. We have set up a form to give people an opportunity to report what they are experiencing, and to get a sense of how widespread the problems are. The form can be found at http://vtce.wufoo.com/forms/wind-turbine-impact-complaint-form/. VCE assists citizens dealing . . .
England, Law, Publications •
Source: Campaign to Protect Rural England and National Association of Local Councils
We’ve put together eight simple steps to take if you want to find out more about a planning application, and support or challenge it. Whether you have a special interest, like archaeology or wildlife, or more general concerns about the kind of development your area needs, this guide will help you present your views appropriately, effectively, and to the right people. The planning application process: a summary When a local planning authority receives a planning application, it is bound by . . .
The Wind Industry Thieves are blowing into Toronto for the Ontario Feed In Tariff Forum, April 3rd & 4th, at the Metro Convention Center, 255 Front Street West. Protest Date – Tuesday, April 3rd Time – gather at 11:30 Speakers – 12:00 Protest March – 12:30 Place – Simcoe Park on Front Street, beside CBC building and opposite Metro Toronto Convention Centre The Ontario Federation of Agriculture and Christian Farmers Association have joined the call for a moratorium on further . . .
Jefferson Community College will host a public forum Thursday on the state’s Article X energy law — a 2011 rule that allows the state to override municipal zoning laws for the siting of electrical energy generation facilities with more than 25 megawatts. The two-hour forum, which is free, will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Jules Center Amphitheater, Room 6-002, at JCC off Coffeen Street. Presenting the benefits of Article X that evening will be Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill, D-Kingston, . . .
Economics, Environment, Health, Ontario, Petitions •
Source: Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
FIT subsidies for wind are helping drive the cost of power up in Ontario. In January, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore said wind turbines destroy more jobs than they create and lead to higher energy prices. The Auditor General of Ontario reported in December 2011 that billions of dollars of new wind and solar projects were approved “without many of the usual planning, regulatory, and oversight processes.” We are forced to buy intermittent wind power before other sources of energy, and . . .
To be delivered to: The Pennsylvania State Senate Vote “NO” on SB 1425. An industrial wind project should not be sited in Gallitzin State Forest. Pennsylvania’s state forests should be managed for pure water, recreation, scenic beauty, plant and animal habitat, and sustainable timber. Industrial wind turbine projects should not be constructed on state forest lands. While Gallitzin State Forest in Cambria and Somerset Counties does have areas that were mined, many trees have been planted to reclaim this damaged . . .