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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 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.


January 13, 2024 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

‘I just refuse to move’: Codroy Valley outfitter says he’s not interested in buyout

Some say World Energy GH2’s proposed wind farm will be the greatest thing to ever happen in the Codroy Valley, but Art Ryan is not convinced of that. Ryan lives in Searston and is the owner of Mountain Top Outfitters. He’s been in the outfitting business pretty much all his life, but said that could end if the wind farm goes ahead. “It’s a terrible thing,” said Ryan. He has camps located in three big-game management areas, and the two . . . Complete story »


January 11, 2024 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

‘I feel like we’ve been dismissed’: Codroy Valley group formed over concerns about proposed wind farm in area

Claudelle Devoe hopes something good comes out of the efforts of Codroy Valley United to find and share information about World Energy GH2’s proposed wind energy project in the area. World Energy GH2 is proposing to build a 164-wind turbine wind farm on Crown land in the Anguille Mountains of the Codroy Valley as part of its Project Nujio’qonik. Devoe said there are many people in the valley who are concerned about the project and that’s why Codroy Valley United . . . Complete story »


November 2, 2023 • Letters, Newfoundland and Labrador, Print storyE-mail story

Bird migration endangered by World Energy GH2 project

I am writing in response to a recent article by birding columnist Bruce Mactavish, “Surprise bird spottings during autumn trip to Codroy Valley area.” I’ve been following the development of the World Energy GH2 project on the west coast of Newfoundland with great concern since its announcement in July 2022. The second proposed wind turbine site at the Anguille mountains in the Codroy Valley was a late addition to the project. The people there – and around the province – are only . . . Complete story »


November 2, 2023 • Letters, Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Why the rush on wind energy proposal?

A recent edition of the Weekend Telegram reported on a forum that was convened to discuss the current state of review of the GH2 concept for two massive wind energy farms in southwestern Newfoundland (‘It’s so disheartening’: World Energy project a done deal, Memorial University professor speculates). It was reported that one speaker, Professor Russell Williams, has drawn the conclusion that the project is a fait accompli, a conclusion with which I am inclined to agree. The question being asked . . . Complete story »


November 2, 2023 • Letters, Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Bring on the next boondoggle in N.L. with World Energy GH2

As a taxpayer in this province, I find the environmental assessment published by World Energy GH2 – Project Nujio’qonik on Aug. 22, 2023 very alarming. It alarms me because it clearly states that flora, fauna, and environment will be negatively affected by the construction and operation of this mega-project. It only states that these negative effects will be “mitigated.” How? It doesn’t say. It has completely failed to identify the negative effects of the project on the 4,600 people who . . . Complete story »


November 2, 2023 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

World Energy GH2’s environmental impact statement ‘deficient,’ more information needed for decision on Port au Port wind farm

More information is needed about the massive wind farm and hydrogen-ammonia plant proposed for the Port au Port Peninsula before a decision is made whether to approve or deny it, Environment and Climate Change Minister Bernard Davis says. On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Davis said an amendment to World Energy GH2’s environmental impact statement (EIS) is necessary “to inform the significance of the environmental effects.” In a letter to World Energy CEO Sean Leet, Davis said the company’s original EIS was . . . 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 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 »


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