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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.

January 12, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Cumberland County taking a six-month pause on wind farm development

UPPER NAPPAN – As Cumberland County considers a six-month moratorium on the development of new wind farms, the group behind a proposed 100-megawatt project in the Wentworth Valley suggests a halt could kill the wind industry in that part of Nova Scotia. Speaking to a Municipality of Cumberland public hearing, which was held virtually, Paul Pynn of Higgins Mountain Wind Farm lobbied against a moratorium, fearing it could impact his company’s plans for a project along the Cumberland and Colchester . . . Complete story »

December 8, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Vocal crowd greets representatives of proposed Wentworth Valley wind farm at public consultation

WENTWORTH, N.S. – The second open house for a proposed wind farm project left some wishing they had more answers, despite being in early stages. Of 7,849 hectares of leased land straddling the Cumberland-Colchester border in the Wentworth Valley area, 2,100 eligible hectares are being touted as a prime site for windmills by 3G Energy, Stevens Wind Ltd., and Vancouver-based Elemental Energy, connecting to Nova Scotia Power’s transmission line along the south side. With community feedback, a 27-turbine, 150-megawatt project had . . . Complete story »

October 13, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed Sandy Point wind farm meeting up with questions and some opposition in southwest N.S.

SANDY POINT, NS – A number of citizens in the Municipality of Shelburne are raising concerns and questions about a proposed wind farm for Sandy Point. At the top of the list is why did Shelburne Municipal Council write a letter of support for the proposed project without consulting with area residents? “Community Wind Farms Inc. has proposed a large-scale wind farm for the land between Sandy Point, Jordan Bay, and Jordan Ferry. Although our local government claim that the . . . Complete story »

July 29, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Hants County’s Benjamins Mill eyed for future wind development by Halifax-based Natural Forces

A Halifax-based energy company has begun plans for a 50- to 150-megawatt wind farm in West Hants. Natural Forces is an independent power producer focused on renewable energy production. In business since 2001, Natural Forces has 15 renewable energy sites in operation with four more in development and construction. The Benjamin Mills project is in the very early stages of development, said Amy Pellerin, senior development manager with Natural Forces. The proposed 10 to 28 turbines would be able to . . . Complete story »

May 29, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Municipality passes first reading of amended wind energy planning strategy

The first reading of the Municipality of Pictou County’s amended municipal planning strategy regarding wind energy development has passed. Randy Palmer, the chairperson of the municipality’s planning strategy committee, was disappointed council couldn’t meet in person for the first reading. Instead, council met virtually under the provincial lockdown. “A lot of work went into this planning bylaw by the committee members, and we had a lot of input by the public,” said Palmer. Chief administrative officer (CAO) Brian Cullen highlighted . . . Complete story »

March 25, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Council seeks update on Port Hawkesbury Paper’s wind farm plans

ST. MARY’S – Councillors for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s raised questions at their committee of the whole meeting last week about the status of a major energy projected for the Strait area, tentatively slated to begin construction next year. In February, Port Hawkesbury Paper (PHP) announced that it had “directly funded” the installation of two meteorological towers as crucial steps to building a 112-megawatt wind farm at Pirate Harbour in Guysborough County. During a routine review . . . Complete story »

March 17, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm in preliminary exploration stage

Preliminary work is underway for the potential development of a 50-megawatt, 10-turbine wind farm in Sandy Point, Shelburne County. “We are in the very, very preliminary stages of developing a project here on the inner spine of the Sandy Point peninsula,” said Bill MacLean, president of Community Wind Farms Inc. “In large part the project is south of the Lake Road,” he said. “We have wind studies going on there now and are talking to property owners. We’ve engaged an . . . Complete story »

March 11, 2021 • Letters, Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Council’s proposed wind bylaw requires some changes

To the council of the Municipality of Pictou County regarding the proposed wind bylaw: The power production of the existing wind turbines in Pictou County is more than sufficient to provide all the electricity of its inhabitants. The problem is the intermittency of the wind and the storage of the produced electricity. To achieve power self-sufficiency we should invest in photovoltaic power and in ways to store electricity (battery, pump stations, etc.) and of course, in using less. By allowing . . . Complete story »

February 18, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Port Hawkesbury Paper proposing to build Nova Scotia’s largest wind farm

Port Hawkesbury Paper is developing a wind farm project that could be the largest in Nova Scotia. The development of the project started three years ago and the current plan is to install 28 towers that could each support a four-megawatt turbine. Allan Eddy, the director of business development for the paper mill, said the goal of the project is to enhance the sustainability of the business. “We’re always looking to reduce our various inputs and the impacts of our . . . Complete story »

December 24, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Port Hawkesbury Paper working on possible wind farm to feed it with electricity

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. – POINT TUPPER – Port Hawkesbury Paper has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canada Infrastructure Bank and IFE Project Management Canada to work on a potential wind farm development that would supply greener power to the mill. “CIB was approached by the mill’s development partners early in the year to assist with due diligence during the project planning phase,” Terence Foran, the bank’s director of corporate communications, wrote. “The wind farm is a great opportunity to collaborate . . . Complete story »

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