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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort 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.

September 8, 2023 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Another grenade lobbed at Alberta wind and solar

New information requirements for Alberta power generators including wind and solar projects will create further problems for a booming renewables industry that government policy has already slowed, said an industry advocate. “They introduced more questions than answers,” said Jorden Dye of the Business Renewables Centre, a group that links generators and purchasers of renewable power. On Wednesday, the Alberta Utilities Commission released a series of interim information requests that those proposing new projects will be required to answer. The requests . . . Complete story »

August 12, 2023 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

‘Will not be implemented’: Alberta pushes back against Ottawa’s new energy regulations

The draft federal regulations are intended to create a net-zero power grid across Canada by 2035, something Alberta and three other provinces have challenged as not being possible. The Alberta government is vowing to “chart its own path” in reaction to the federal government’s proposed clean electricity regulations (CER) for the energy industry that were released early Thursday, with Premier Danielle Smith calling the draft rules “unconstitutional and irresponsible.” The regulations are intended to create a Canada-wide net-zero power grid . . . Complete story »

August 8, 2023 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Alberta suspends approvals for green energy projects, like wind or solar power

Alberta’s United Conservative government is pausing all approvals of large renewable energy projects in response to what it says are rural and environmental concerns. In a statement Thursday, the government said the Alberta Utilities Commission is to institute a six-month moratorium on approving all wind and solar power projects greater than one megawatt over issues of development on agricultural land, effect on scenery, reclamation security and system reliability. “We are proud of our leadership in responsible renewable energy development and . . . Complete story »

June 7, 2023 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Opposition to Riplinger wind farm remains after project changes

Recent changes to a proposed wind farm in Cardston County have been met with renewed skepticism by a group of local residents who oppose the project. The changes include fewer proposed wind turbines, smaller project boundaries and significantly more public outreach, according to Keith Yasinski, director of renewable energy projects at the Calgary-based electrical utility, TransAlta Corp. TransAlta hopes to build a 300-megawatt wind farm, dubbed the Riplinger Wind Power Project, over roughly 14,000 hectares of private land between the . . . Complete story »

April 25, 2023 • Alberta, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms are not the gem they make them out to be

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Village of Donnelly, Town of Falher, Village of Girouxville, M.D. of Smoky River, Village of Nampa, Town of McLennan, Central Peace – Notley MLA Todd Loewen, and Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen, and other parties, and published with permission from the authors. RE: Wind farms to supply 65,000 homes with electricity There are five communities that have been severely impacted in Ontario as a result of the wind turbine . . . Complete story »

March 30, 2023 • Alberta, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Albertans Say NO to wind project

HIGHLIGHTS Elk Point rural residents are fighting back against Vancouver-based Elemental Energy’s proposed industrial wind turbine project on the North Saskatchewan River Valley Citizens have organized themselves under the group “Wind Concerns” launching a website and mass information campaign Wind Concerns cites hundreds of studies and data that now show massive wind turbines are linked to serious animal and human health effects, and these have been recognized by courts of law Wind Concerns points out that the proposed project is . . . Complete story »

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 »

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 »

August 11, 2022 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Lawsuit filed over company’s alleged failure to develop controversial wind farm projects in southern Alberta

Four investors in controversial proposed wind farms in the Cypress Hills area are suing the company that bought them out for not following through on the projects, costing them $10.75 million in unpaid share sales, a lawsuit claims. Article content The claim, filed in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench by northern Ontario alternative energy entrepreneur David Boileau and three others, says NaturEner Energy Canada Inc.’s failure to proceed with the projects violated their share purchase agreements. The four agreed to . . . Complete story »

July 17, 2022 • Alberta, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

There’s now a ‘deep distrust’ of companies involved in Buffalo Plains wind farm project

I listened to the proceedings of the meetings County council held on June 15 concerning the land-use bylaw amendments to rezone land, to rural general from urban fringe, to allow two wind turbines to be built as part of the Buffalo Plains wind farm near Lomond. Article content There seemed to be some confusion as to how the County has ended up in this situation and now neither council or administration want their fingerprints to appear on the rezone because . . . Complete story »

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