Wind Power News: Ontario
These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.
A community group opposed to a wind farm on Amherst Island says that project and one proposed for Prince Edward County, are part of the reason hydro costs are so high. The Association to Protect Amherst Island says both projects need to be factored into the costs that are being hidden by the Ontario Government and both need to be cancelled if the province “genuinely want to cut costs for consumers”. A release issued by the group Thursday says “Ontario’s . . .
Dutton Dunwich – The planned Strong Breeze Wind Project is among the costs that will raise Ontario electricity customers’ bills in the years to come, costs that are being hidden by the Ontario government, says Dutton Dunwich Opponents of Wind Turbines (DDOWT). “The Strong Breeze Wind Project will add $250 million over 20 years to electricity customers’ bills,” says DDOWT spokesperson, Jamie Littlejohn. “If the Ontario government is genuine about cutting costs for consumers and easing energy poverty, they will . . .
The owners of the North Kent Wind Farm project say that despite filing a statement of claim for damages due to a blockade at one of 34 turbine construction sites, they will not be suing Water Wells First members. According to Matt Dallas, spokesperson for Pattern Energy, the company does not intend to pursue the claim “at this time.” “North Kent Wind does not intend to sue anyone to recover the financial losses it has incurred due to the blockade. . . .
The Mayor of Central Huron and the former President of the Huron-Perth Landowners Association have differing interpretations of a letter from Huron County’s solicitor. Dave Hemingway had asked Central Huron to get a legal opinion on the county’s agreement to provide access on county roads to wind turbines to whoever assumed the company’s operation should Goshen Wind default on a loan. Hemingway insisted the agreement amounted to the county putting up security for the project. Mayor Jim Ginn says his . . .
Hundreds rallied in Picton on Sunday to fight against a controversial wind turbine project that would see nine wind turbines in the county. The protestors chanted “Not green. Not Clean. Green Energy Act is just obscene,” as they marched down Main Street to Regent Theatre. “They’re arrogant and a bully. They go into rural communities, they find local people and tell them they’re going to get 25 thousand a turbine and that’s not right,” said Dough Murphy, a frustrated resident . . .
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – On Sunday opponents of wind turbine development in the County took to the streets to show that their concerns over a proposed wind energy project are about more than just a lot of air. Hundreds of sign-waving and chanting residents marched down Main Street Picton shortly after the noon hour to kick off an anti-wind rally. Upon reaching The Regent Theatre, marchers doffed their signs and settled in for the nearly three-hour town hall meeting to begin. . . .
They are not giving up. About 200 residents of Prince Edward County and elsewhere marched through downtown Picton Sunday and rallied at the Regent Theatre in protest of a yet to be built 9 turbine wind farm in South Marysburgh ward, near the county’s southern Lake Ontario shoreline. Here’s the sound from the start of the march. Although county Mayor Robert Quaiff says wind company WPD has yet to receive final approval from the provincial government to build the turbines, . . .
The people who fought the plans for a wind farm in Clearview Township are holding a party to celebrate the end of the project. It’s a BYOB event, and those attending are invited to either fly or drive to the Collingwood Regional Airport, and share their stories about the battle over turbines. The event is on the 21st of October from 3-6 o’clock. The eight-turbine wind farm was first proposed in 2010, and a ruling earlier this year by the . . .
The wind turbine that symbolized Ontario’s push for green energy is at a standstill and won’t be generating electricity until next month at the earliest, CBC News has learned. The turbine located at Exhibition Place was damaged in a storm in March, and it hasn’t worked since. The rainstorm caused water damage to the turbine’s ring generator, said Tori Gass, media relations specialist for Toronto Hydro. The turbine is a joint venture of Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. and the . . .
Prince Edward County citizens’ group Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County is taking legal action in an attempt to stop nine industrial turbines from being placed in and around Milford. APPEC has named the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and wpd White Pines Wind Inc as respondents. APPEC alleges “the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) contract between the IESO and wpd should have been terminated as soon as it became evident wpd would be unable, or incapable, of fulfilling the FIT contract terms.” . . .