[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

Belwood residents protest planned wind turbine project  

Credit:  CTV Kitchener | Published Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | kitchener.ctvnews.ca ~~

Residents in the community of Belwood near Elora, are protesting a planned wind turbine project. Construction of four turbines near Bellwood will begin next year. Residents are afraid another 30 will follow.

Janet Vallery and her neighbours believe the turbines will reduce the value of their property by half. “We’re battling all over rural Ontario supporting each other against the industrialization of rural Ontario.”

Officials with Centre Wellington told the province it won’t willingly accept any more turbines.

The Township like many others wants a moratorium, until the health impact of turbines is studied.

University of Waterloo researcher, at the Institute of Sustainable Energy, Claudio Canizares says, “It’s part of the energy equation right? The resources we need to move into the future.”

Professor Canizare says wind turbines and solar panels won’t help us avoid power black outs but they’re necessary.

“We don’t want to depend only on nuclear or depend only on gas because if something happens we are basically in trouble right?”

The Bellwood residents don’t buy any of the arguments in favour of wind turbines.

“They require gas backup, idling all the time, it’s like leaving your car running while you’ve run into do your shopping so your burning fossil fuels to support something that’s intermittent and unrealistic” says Vallery.

A meeting is scheduled in Elora tonight; the developer of project will be in attendance.

The residents say they’ll keep protesting wind turbines until the provincial government changes its policies.

Source:  CTV Kitchener | Published Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | kitchener.ctvnews.ca

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch