Alerts and Events: News
These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of 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.
Announcements, Fundraisers, Law, Letters, News, Ontario, Setbacks •
Source: Hanna, Ian
As many are aware, in October 2009, with the support of a great many people, a major legal challenge was launched under my name to the Green Energy Act – specifically to the parts that deal with siting and setbacks of Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) in relation to people’s homes. This “Application for Judicial Review” seeks to have IWT development close to people placed on hold across Ontario until independent, epidemiological studies are completed to determine safe setbacks from places . . .
Environment, News, Ontario, Press releases, Publications •
Source: Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
On June 4, 2008, the Minister of Tourism confirmed the province’s approval for the Wolfe Island Wind Project. Premier Dalton McGuinty asked the Minister to step in when the Environment Minister declared a conflict-of-interest on May 29, 2008. Controversy over the Wolfe Island Wind Project centres on the location of a handful of the 86-wind turbines that Canadian Renewable Energy Corporation hopes to build on the island later this year. The northwest part of Wolfe Island contains designated Important Bird . . .
Edward D. Cerra of Dillenbeck Road was kind enough to provide the following summary of the May 22 public hearing in Prattsburgh concerning condemnation proceedings against the remaining property owners who have resisted signing easements for Windfarm Prattsburgh. Owing to the large attendance, the meeting was held at the town fire hall, which was full to near capacity. After a recap by First Wind [UPC] on the proposed location and properties involved, residents and owners were allowed three minutes each . . .
La multiplication de ces machines provoque des dissensions dans les campagnes. Exemple au coeur du Massif Central. [The multiplication of these machines provokes dissent in the countryside, as in this report from the heart of the Massif Central, with good footage of the severely altered landscape and recordings of the noise. Merci à l’Association Coûp de Vent.] Hit “play” button below, or download for external player (Quicktime movie). sur TF1, 16 octobre 2007 à 13 heures
A MAJOR inquiry into what could become the biggest wind farm development in England kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday, November 13). Evidence for and against Npower renewables’ 18-turbine proposal at Middlemoor, near Alnwick, will be presented to a Planning Inspector at the Northumberland Hall. The inquiry is expected to sit for about 12 days, with objectors, council chiefs, agencies and the developer making their cases for and against the scheme. To keep readers fully informed, the Northumberland Gazette has set up . . .
[Click here for English translation.] Nous avons essayé de comptabiliser les projets de ce programme thermique pharaonique [«Les projets de centrales brûlant du combustible fossile se multiplient», Le Monde, mardi 16 octobre 2007 – «Si tout et réalisé, cela représentera près de 13 000 MW.»] : – 400 MW x 3 : Suez envisage 3 centrales à cycles combinés près de Marseille en Bretagne et dans le Sud-Ouest (la Tribune du 08/11/2005) – Construction d’une centrale à Maubeuge par Siemens pour Poweo . . .
The photos below were taken on one of our recent boating excursions in the Buffalo area. We came around a bend in an old canal in the downtown area and there they were. We couldn’t believe our eyes. Don’t know who’s stocking up or where they’re going. Only know that the Eagle project is the only game in town (or within a 100 mile radius) and their turbines are going directly on site. Also saw a tower section being delivered . . .