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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.

September 30, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Group raises concerns about potential wind farm in Wentworth Valley area

The Protect Wentworth Valley group supports wind energy projects, but not at the expense of species at risk and biodiversity. That is the concern they raise following the province’s announcement last month of five potential renewable wind energy projects, determined through a request for proposals (RFP) process, which included Higgins Mountain Wind Farm, a site near Wentworth and the Colchester-Cumberland counties boundary. “Our concern is it is located in prime endangered species territory; in both its habitat area and through . . . Complete story »

August 27, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed Cape Breton wind farm not on list of approved renewable energy projects

CREIGNISH, N.S. – The company behind a proposed 15-turbine wind farm in western Cape Breton plans to continue to prepare for future production despite not making the list of approved projects in Nova Scotia’s latest procurement of low-cost renewable energy. The portfolio of initiatives includes two wind farms in Hants County, one straddling Pictou and Antigonish counties, one in Yarmouth County and one near Wentworth in Colchester and Cumberland counties. Conspicuous by its absence was the Rhodena Wind Project, a Creignish-area . . . Complete story »

August 24, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Local wind project approved, Rhodena Wind farm denied

HALIFAX: A local wind project was selected and another was rejected to take part in a power purchase agreement with Nova Scotia Power (NSP). In a press release issued on Aug. 17, CustomerFirst Renewables, the procurement administrator for the provincial government, announced the successful energy projects that included WEB Weavers Mountain Wind in Antigonish and Pictou counties, which will be developed by SWEB Development and Glooscap First Nation. Successful projects will receive a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement with NSP for . . . Complete story »

August 19, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

EverWind files for permit to build Point Tupper green hydrogen facility

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz scheduled to announce a green hydrogen agreement next week in Newfoundland and Labrador, the closest Canadian project to actual production is in this province. EverWind has filed a project description for a Class 1 environmental assessment with the province’s Department of Environment and Climate Change for its proposed green hydrogen production facility at the former NuStar Energy transshipment terminal in Point Tupper. While the project description won’t be public until . . . Complete story »

August 19, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

N.S. selects five wind projects to produce electricity from renewable sources

Nova Scotia has selected five wind projects in its largest ever procurement for low-cost renewable energy, each majority-owned by one or more Mi’kmaw communities. The five projects are expected to generate 372 megawatts or 1,373 gigawatt hours per year of electricity, approximately 12 per cent of Nova Scotia’s total energy consumption, the province’s independent procurement administrator said in a news release Wednesday. When the projects are complete in 2025, the province will be generating 70 per cent of its electricity . . . Complete story »

August 1, 2022 • Netherlands, Nova Scotia, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Woods, wetlands make poor hosts for wind farms

Re: “Anti-turbine NIMBYs a far cry from enlightened Holland.” I read with interest Janet Bickerton’s June 24 Reader’s Corner. I believe one should use caution when making observations while on vacation, as they are often based on assumptions that may or may not be rooted in fact. In the case of wind turbine parks in The Netherlands (Holland), I can assure you the same heated discussions occur in Ms. Bickerton’s vacation destination as in Nova Scotia. I know. I am . . . Complete story »

July 23, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Trudeau makes ‘green energy’ announcement, but leaves door open for LNG projects

One day after Federal Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced $10 million to establish green energy projects in Antigonish County, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau popped up in Hants County to announce $255 million worth of renewable energy projects for Nova Scotia. The Trudeau announcement was made at Hardwood Lands in front of a 6MW wind farm operated by the Glooscap First Nation and SWEB Developments. Of the $225 million, $125 million will finance wind farms that Ottawa says will power 350,000 . . . Complete story »

June 25, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Cumberland County restricting, not banning wind power in Wentworth, N.S.

WENTWORTH, N.S. – Cumberland County is going to restrict the development of large wind turbines in the Wentworth Valley, but has opted not to ban them altogether. Cumberland municipal council’s proposed changes to its land-use bylaws regarding wind turbines passed second reading during its June session on Wednesday. But instead of a 3.5-kilometre ban on wind turbines on both sides of Highway 4 in the valley, council has opted to restrict development to 3.2 kilometres on each side. “I look at . . . Complete story »

June 17, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Cumberland County hears pros, cons of proposed Wentworth Valley wind restrictions

UPPER NAPPAN, N.S. – Any attempt to restrict the placement of wind turbines in the Wentworth Valley without consulting First Nations people could be met with opposition, a representative of the Sipekne’katik First Nation told Cumberland County’s municipal council on Wednesday. Speaking during a public hearing into proposed changes to the county’s land-use bylaw regarding wind turbines, Brian Dorey said his organization has not been consulted by the municipality. “No such bylaw should be passed without meaningful consultation with the . . . Complete story »

May 27, 2022 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Inverness County puts pause on new wind development in Cape Breton

New wind energy development projects have been put on pause for at least six months in Inverness County as municipal council moves to review its wind turbine bylaws. CBC reports that Coun. John MacLennan was the only municipal councillor to vote against the temporary suspension. About 200 people joined a group of citizens in Inverness Country, on Cape Breton Island’s west coast, who are concerned about a proposed wind farm development called the Rhodena Wind project on the hills between . . . Complete story »

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