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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.


October 19, 2020 • New BrunswickPrint storyE-mail story

Wind shifting against green energy project in northern community

The political winds are shifting in Anse-Bleue. For more than a year, people in the tiny community near Caraquet have been fighting plans for a wind farm development. Residents like Gina Girard were convinced they were tilting at windmills, given the province’s goal of more renewable electricity, and the fact the company, Naveco Power, is literally down the street from the New Brunswick Legislature. “We’re a little community of 400 people,” she says. “It will affect 400 people, so for . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2020 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

County council approves ABO Wind request to place collector lines in County road allowance

Vulcan County council approved Oct. 7 ABO Wind’s request for a licence to the County’s road right-of-way to place electrical collector lines for its proposed wind farm project near Lomond. Buffalo Plains Wind Farm Inc., a subsidiary of ABO Wind AG, applied to Vulcan County to place medium-voltage collector lines in the County road allowance. With council’s approval, ABO Wind has permission to place underground collector lines along the north side of the undeveloped road allowance butting up to the . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2020 • Canada, New York, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Mitsubishi eyes Great Lakes for offshore wind development

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. continues to explore the possibility of building an offshore wind project in Lake Erie to deliver power for New York state, as development zones off the Atlantic Coast remain in limited supply. Diamond Offshore Wind, a unit of Mitsubishi Corp., stirred up local opposition last year after submitting an interconnection request with New York’s grid operator for potential capacity in eastern Lake Erie. The developer still believes offshore wind turbines are a good solution for the Great . . . Complete story »


October 3, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Renewable energy company with ties to a play near Suffield will propose a large wind farm near Shaunavon

A Quebec-based renewable power developer says it will submit a major wind farm proposal near Shaunavon into SaskPower’s current round of green energy procurement. Innergex officials hosted a public information session online on Thursday to lay out plans and answer questions about the “Gusty Point” wind farm. It would be located east of Shaunavon and, if built to the proposed 200-megawatt capacity, could require up to 50 turbines. The project, estimated to cost $200 million, would require about 250 construction . . . Complete story »


October 2, 2020 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Shut it down

An open letter to the Ontario government: I am a resident of Crysler. My new view from my bedroom window is of one of the Nation Rise Wind Farm turbines. Can any of you honestly say this is OK? Who will guarantee that our health is not in jeopardy? Who will guarantee our well water will not be affected? Who will guarantee we won’t hear the swooshing of those enormous blades or be affected by infrasound? Who will guarantee our . . . Complete story »


September 25, 2020 • CanadaPrint storyE-mail story

Decision on future of Inuvik’s wind turbine expected soon

A decision on a request by the Nihtat Gwich’in Council to prevent the construction of a wind turbine on land that is a reindeer grazing reserve is expected within the next two weeks. The council, which made the request to the Gwich’in Land and Water Board in January, said placing the 3.5-megawatt wind turbine at High Point, about 12 kilometres east of Inuvik and north of the Dempster Highway, would contravene their land agreement, according to Jozef Carnogursky, past president . . . Complete story »


September 25, 2020 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Updated agreement for removal of turbines

An updated Road Users Agreement (RUA) for the decommissioning of industrial turbines in the White Pines Wind Energy Project in Athol and South Marysburgh is on its way for approval at October’s council meeting. Tanya Redden, the County’s construction supervisor, notes in her report at today’s committee of the whole meeting, that parties involved want decommissioning work to be started as soon as possible to avoid heavy loads during spring thaw when roads are more susceptible to damage. The Ministry . . . Complete story »


September 24, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Atlantic Loop will help expand wind energy sector, P.E.I. MP says

A multimillion-dollar promise to fund an Atlantic Loop will allow wind energy to be exported more easily and create new jobs in rural areas, says a P.E.I. MP. Egmont MP Bobby Morrissey said the province continues to struggle to get its green wind energy to larger markets in Quebec, Ontario and the U.S., and that is holding the industry back from future growth. In Wednesday’s speech from the throne, the federal government announced it would “transform how we power our . . . Complete story »


September 23, 2020 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

PEC to discuss decommissioning of WPD project

Councillors in Prince Edward County will be looking at a road agreement to facilitate the decommissioning of the WPD White Pines Project on Thursday afternoon. A road user agreement was put in place between the County and WPD when the wind energy project was approved but staff are seeking a revised agreement as the turbines begin to come down. The report states the same route that was used to haul in the wind turbine parts will be used for the . . . Complete story »


September 22, 2020 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Alberta could lead Canada in wind and solar power by 2025, expert says

Growth in Alberta’s renewable energy sector should continue its upward trend, experts say, with one forecast anticipating a surge of projects that could have the province poised to be the Canadian leader in utility-scale wind and solar capacity as early as 2025. Rystad Energy tracks utility-scale wind and solar assets with at least one MWac (megawatt alternating current) in capacity. It forecasts that 83 per cent of the combined utility-scale wind and solar capacity built in Canada over the next . . . Complete story »


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