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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 »

August 18, 2020 • New BrunswickPrint storyE-mail story

Pandemic delays major wind farm project near Saint John

A major wind-farm project in southern New Brunswick that was expected to be ready by the end of next year has been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Burchill Wind Project near Lorneville, southwest of Saint John, will be set back nine months, postponing its completion to the end of 2022. “When the impacts of COVID started to land in our region, our focus shifted away from major projects,” said Ryan Mitchell, vice-president of Saint John Energy. Instead, Mitchell . . . Complete story »

May 20, 2020 • New BrunswickPrint storyE-mail story

RCMP investigating damage at northern wind farm

Police are investigating after several wind turbines at the Caribou Wind Park near Bathurst were damaged over the long weekend. New Brunswick RCMP say 10 turbines were damaged sometime between Sunday and early Monday at the wind farm located off Route 180 in Caribou Depot, about 50 kilometres west of Bathurst. Police said in a release issued Tuesday equipment was significantly damaged while the suspect or suspects tried to gain entry into the base section. Ultimately, three turbines were rendered . . . Complete story »

December 10, 2019 • New BrunswickPrint storyE-mail story

Bathurst withdraws from Anse-Bleue wind farm project

A planned wind farm in the Bathurst, N.B., area was struck a major blow on Monday. City council rejected a request for funding for the Chaleur Ventus Energy Project that is to be built in Anse-Bleue, about 56 kilometres northwest of Bathurst. At a special meeting of council the city said the project was no longer profitable and that there were issues around social licence. The city was the majority partner in a group aiming to build five windmills on . . . Complete story »

November 11, 2019 • New BrunswickPrint storyE-mail story

Bathurst’s plan for wind farm on Acadian Peninsula disturbs neighbours

The City of Bathurst is the leading partner in a proposed Acadian Peninsula wind farm that’s drawn the ire of nearby residents. The city has sought provincial approval to borrow up to $20 million for the project about 56 kilometres northwest of Bathurst, but councillors won’t talk about it. Plans filed with the provincial government for environmental approval call for five wind turbines on private land near Anse-Bleue south of Route 320. Called the Chaleur Ventus Energy Project, it’s expected . . . Complete story »

January 18, 2019 • New BrunswickPrint storyE-mail story

Utility pitches $30M wind turbine project

SAINT JOHN • A $30-million wind farm could be built in Saint John, creating jobs and stabilizing power rates for the Port City. Saint John Energy announced Thursday it will issue a request for proposal inviting developers to build a wind energy project in the Spruce Lake Industrial Park. That’s expected to include between five and 10 turbines producing 20 to 40 megawatts of energy. The city-owned utility will buy the energy back from the successful developer who will design, . . . Complete story »

October 24, 2018 • Canada, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Trudeau imposes carbon tax, with rebates, on four provinces

Justin Trudeau is imposing a carbon tax on provinces that have balked at implementing their own, doubling down on what will be a core fight in Canada’s next election. Trudeau announced a plan Tuesday to tax industrial emitters and fuels in holdout provinces. The fuel surcharge alone will raise about C$2.3 billion ($1.8 billion) in revenue next year, rising to C$5.6 billion by 2022-2023. The baseline price on carbon will be C$20 per metric tonne initially, rising to C$50 by . . . Complete story »

January 26, 2018 • Massachusetts, New BrunswickPrint storyE-mail story

Emera’s $2B Atlantic Link loses bid for Massachusetts clean energy deal

Emera’s $2-billion Atlantic Link project, a proposed 563-kilometre underwater power transmission cable, has failed to win a deal to bring clean energy to southern Massachusetts. A news release from Massachusetts Clean Energy on Thursday said Northern Pass Transmission’s proposal was chosen, but the final acceptance of that bid depends on regulatory approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. Northern Pass Transmission is a partnership between Hydro-Québec and Eversource, an energy company in New England. ‘We think this project has . . . Complete story »

October 16, 2017 • New BrunswickPrint storyE-mail story

3 municipalities see future in building wind farms together

Three communities with their own utilities are joining forces on a proposal to generate more wind energy in New Brunswick. Saint John Energy and smaller utilities in Edmundston, and Perth-Andover have submitted joint proposals to develop two wind energy projects, the Charlotte County Community Wind Farm, near South Oromocto Lake, and Chapman Community Wind Farm in Chapmanville in Carleton County. Each of the proposed projects would generate enough electricity to power 6,400 households, said Dan Dionne, chief administrative officer for . . . Complete story »

August 2, 2017 • New Brunswick, Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

No more room for wind power, energy minister says in wake of export proposal

Nova Scotia’s grid can’t absorb any more wind power, the province’s energy minister says, even if it had access to electricity that under a major new proposal would be generated here and exported to the United States. Last week, Emera Inc. revealed a formal proposal for the Atlantic Link project, a 1,000-megawatt subsea cable that would send green energy from Atlantic Canada to the Boston area with connection points at Coleson Cove, N.B., and Plymouth, Mass. Seventy per cent of . . . Complete story »

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