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Wind Power News: Newfoundland and Labrador

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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.

August 27, 2022 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

‘No need to rush’ on wind farm impact assessment, says environmental group

An environmental group on Newfoundland’s west coast says it supports a proposed wind-to-hydrogen project for the Port au Port Peninsula in principle but doesn’t want the impact assessment or consultation process rushed for what could be a precedent-setting project for the province. Katie Temple, the executive director of the Western Environment Centre of Newfoundland, said while the World Energy GH2 proposal could help reduce reduce fossil fuel dependence, the process seems to be “happening very quickly,” given the provincial moratorium . . . Complete story »

August 24, 2022 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

On eve of Canada’s green energy pact with Germany, N.L. wind farm project awaits approval

Tuesday’s high-profile signing of an agreement to sell Canadian-made hydrogen to Germany is intensifying the spotlight on a proposed wind-to-hydrogen development project in western Newfoundland. World Energy GH2 has proposed a wind farm and green hydrogen plant on Newfoundland’s west coast that could provide some of the renewable energy Germany needs, but it hasn’t been approved yet and must undergo an environmental assessment before it gets the green light. On the eve of the agreement’s signing – by Canadian Prime Minister . . . Complete story »

August 24, 2022 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Appalachian Trail disappointed by plan to develop wind farm on west coast

The co-chair of the Appalachian Trail, which is the major proponent of the Aspiring Global Geopark for the Port au Port and Lewis Hills area, is disappointed with plans to develop wind farms in the area. Paul Wylezol says they’re nearly a decade into their efforts to get the UNESCO designation to highlight the local geology and ecology on a global scale. He fears the erection of hundreds of wind turbines will have a detrimental effect on their plans. Site . . . Complete story »

August 24, 2022 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Timeline for massive N.L. wind project ‘extremely ambitious,’ consultant says

While a proposed wind-energy project for Newfoundland’s west coast hit a speed bump earlier in August, a flock of global leaders, from politicians to international CEOs, is in Stephenville on Tuesday to sign a hydrogen deal between Canada and Germany. The project, put together by umbrella company World Energy GH2, needs more details and an environmental impact statement before the government of Newfoundland and Labrador gives it the go-ahead. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will be . . . Complete story »

August 19, 2022 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Green Canadian hydrogen not an immediate solution to Germany’s energy worries

Some energy experts warn a deal to sell Canadian hydrogen to Germany will serve as only a small, far-off and expensive part of the solution to Europe’s energy crisis. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are set to sign a hydrogen agreement in Stephenville, N.L., next week, during Scholz’s official visit to Canada. A government official speaking on the condition they not be identified confirmed there will be a hydrogen accord signed that is the culmination of . . . Complete story »

August 15, 2022 • Newfoundland and Labrador, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

A look at green hydrogen production on the west coast of Newfoundland

World Energy GH2’s proposed wind farm on the Port au Port peninsula is set to produce green hydrogen, an up-and-coming fuel being touted as the answer to decarbonizing and reaching net-zero emissions. However, the science is mixed on the viability of wind power, and hydrogen in particular, as a green energy alternative to oil and gas. In this two-part series, The Independent is talking to experts and considering what the environmental impacts might be if the Nujio’Qonik GH2 wind farm . . . Complete story »

August 12, 2022 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

How will the proposed west coast wind farm impact the environment?

The provincial government’s moratorium on wind energy development, which has been in place since 2007, was lifted in April 2022. Now, the government is calling for the submission of Nominations of Areas of Interest for wind energy projects in the province, on available crown land. World Energy GH2 has proposed the development of a wind farm located on the Port au Port peninsula. The project, titled Nujio’Qonik GH2, is proposing to make “cost-effective green hydrogen/ammonia from wind power and will . . . Complete story »

August 6, 2022 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Port au port wind project needs more details, environmental impact statement, rules minister

A proposed wind energy project for the Port-au-Port Peninsula will require a little more legwork before government approval. The company behind the proposed wind energy project on the Port au Port Peninsula must submit an Environmental Impact Statement and provide further details to the province’s Department of Environment and Climate Change before it is given the green light. The controversial project envisages the construction of 164 wind turbines across the region and a hydrogen and ammonia plant in nearby Stephenville. . . . Complete story »

August 5, 2022 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

With wind farm decision expected Friday, Port au Port residents are divided

A decision on releasing a proposed wind-energy project for the Port au Port Peninsula from environmental assessment is looming, with Environment Minister Bernard Davis expected to deliver an update Friday. Residents on the peninsula raised concerns almost immediately when the proposal – to place 164 wind turbines throughout the area, along with a green hydrogen and ammonia plant in nearby Stephenville – was announced. On Wednesday, with the decision imminent, Cape St. Goerge Mayor Stella Cornect said her community is divided on . . . Complete story »

August 1, 2022 • Letters, Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Why is the N.L. government rushing into wind energy?

Here we go again; the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador appears to be full speed ahead to move toward a giveaway of public land – Crown land – to private businesses. This time, the big gamble is wind energy, but what’s the rush? Wind energy may be a profitable opportunity for the province and certainly warrants investigation. No doubt private enterprise can possibly play a beneficial, and leading, role in pursuing wind energy opportunities. But it seems that this whole . . . Complete story »

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