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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

March 29, 2023 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Northland Power cancels wind project in County of St. Paul

A wind power project that was being planned for an area in the County of St. Paul has been cancelled, according to information received by area residents from the potential developer, Northland Power. In a letter dated March 16, it states that on Dec. 22, the project known as Pihew Waciy, received its Renewable Energy Referral Report from Alberta Environment and Protected Areas (AEP). “The team at Northland and our supporting group of environmental specialists have spent a number of . . . Complete story »

March 21, 2023 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Public comments open on controversial Wentworth wind farm

[Protect Wentworth Valley is urging the provincial government to declare the Wentworth Valley area of Cumberland and Colchester counties as a wilderness area to protect the Mainland moose and to stop proposed industrial wind farm development.] The proponents behind a large wind farm planned for the Wentworth area have registered their environmental assessment. The move kicks off an opportunity for public comment that runs until April 14, with a ministerial decision on whether to grant a conditional environmental approval by . . . Complete story »

March 21, 2023 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Nova Scotia wind farm gets environmental approval

A proposed wind farm in Guysborough County got approval from Environment and Climate Change Minister Timothy Halman on Monday. The Port Hawkesbury Paper Wind Partnership applied for an environmental assessment of the project in January. Plans calls for the construction of 29 turbines, which would collectively produce 130.5 megawatts to diversify the energy mix that powers the Port Hawkesbury paper facility. The turbines will be up to 195 metres tall and individually produce up to 4.5 MW. The project centre is . . . Complete story »

March 4, 2023 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Protesters granted a partial victory in fight against World Energy GH2’s activity on the Port au Port Peninsula

Judge grants request to adjourn hearing on continuing injunction against them in fight against World Energy GH2, but current injunction still stands. hat was to be a hearing on the continuation of an injunction against protesters at a World Energy GH2 test site in Mainland on the Port au Port Peninsula took a twist in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook on Friday, March 3. Three of the respondents, Sheila Hinks, Zita Hinks and Sylvia Benoit . . . Complete story »

February 19, 2023 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Mi’kmaw chiefs look for mediator help to solve wind energy conflict

Five Mi’kmaw chiefs in southwestern Newfoundland are seeking Indigenous mediation to try and resolve conflicts that have arisen from the wind energy proposal for the Port au Port Peninsula. The five bands in southwestern Newfoundland, acting together as the Newfoundland Association of Rural Mi’kmaq Nations, or NARMN, also hope mediation might rebuild relationships within the communities that they say were damaged over the wind turbine project. Peggy White is chief of the Three Rivers Mi’kmaq Band located in the Bay . . . Complete story »

February 18, 2023 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Southern Alberta residents concerned over proposed wind farm

A new proposed wind farm is ruffling some feathers in southern Alberta. While she sees the value in wind power, Cardston County resident Laura Palmer is taking issue with the suggested location of the Riplinger Wind Power Project. “There is inherent value in wild spaces and we have far too few intact landscapes left and this is one of them,” Palmer said. And she’s not alone in her concerns. More than 50 southern Albertans met on Wednesday ahead of a . . . Complete story »

February 13, 2023 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wentworth Valley residents gather to express concerns about wind turbine development

About 50 residents of the Wentworth Valley gathered at a local recreation centre on Saturday to express concerns to Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables Tory Rushton about proposed wind turbines for the area. Rushton is also the area’s MLA. Six months ago, Nova Scotia announced five wind projects to be completed by 2025. They are expected to generate 372 megawatts per year of electricity, which is approximately 12 per cent of the province’s total energy consumption. One of them . . . Complete story »

February 11, 2023 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

World Energy GH2 is applying for injunction after weeks of demonstrators blocking work site

The company behind a massive, multibillion-dollar green energy plan is asking Newfoundland and Labrador’s top court to stop protestors from blocking access to its work sites on the Port au Port Peninsula. Lawyers for World Energy GH2 were in Supreme Court in Corner Brook on Thursday afternoon for a hastily called hearing. A group of protesters has been blocking an access road to one of World Energy’s sites, on Newfoundland’s west coast, for weeks. The Crown land, near Mainland, has . . . Complete story »

February 6, 2023 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

RCMP investigating damaged equipment at wind power project job site

In a press release, the RCMP said it’s investigating damages to three pieces of heavy equipment at a World Energy GH2 job site in Mainland, on Newfoundland’s west coast. For about 2½ weeks, a group of protesters has blocked an access road to the wind power site in Mainland, saying they’re concerned about the community’s water supply. The RCMP says the damage occurred sometime on Monday or Tuesday, while the equipment was parked unattended on Forest Road in Mainland. RCMP . . . Complete story »

January 25, 2023 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Protesters in Mainland block road to wind power test site over water supply fears

Crown land near Mainland has been identified as a site of a future meteorological evaluation tower designed to collect data and help determine the future viability of a development by wind power company World Energy GH2. But Mainland residents opposed to the construction of the tower say the road a contractor has cut to the area is creating problems with their supplemental water supply. “What’s coming down is not fit to drink,” said Zita Hinks. “We have an all-grade school . . . Complete story »

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