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Wind Power News: Nova Scotia

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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.


March 18, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine catches fire at Nova Scotia wind farm, blaze now under control

WEST PUBNICO, N.S.—A towering wind turbine went up in flames Friday at a wind farm located at the edge of a southern Nova Scotia community. The West Pubnico fire department responded just after 5 p.m. to monitor the rotating blades and make sure flaming debris did not start additional fires on the ground. Fire department chief Gordon Amiro said the fire burned itself out after about an hour, once all flammable materials had burned up. Amiro lives a few kilometres . . . Complete story »


March 16, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine catches fire at wind farm in West Pubnico

A towering wind turbine went up in flames Friday at a wind farm located at the edge of a southern Nova Scotia community. The West Pubnico fire department responded just after 5 p.m. to monitor the rotating blades and make sure flaming debris did not start additional fires on the ground. Fire department chief Gordon Amiro said the fire burned itself out after about an hour, once all flammable materials had burned up. Amiro lives a few kilometres away from . . . Complete story »


March 16, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine catches fire in West Pubnico; Huge turbine threw burning hunks of material 100 metres to the ground

A wind turbine caught fire in West Pubnico, N.S., late Friday afternoon, throwing huge, burning pieces of material to the ground. Firefighters were called to the scene around 5 p.m., but West Pubnico fire department Chief Gordon Amiro said there was little firefighters could do to douse the flames. “We couldn’t get nowhere near because the blades was still turning, so, and pieces was breaking off the blades,” he said. “So if a piece was to fall off, it would . . . Complete story »


March 16, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

West Pubnico wind turbine destroyed by fire

WEST PUBNICO, N.S. – With large chunks of burning nacelle components and melting fibreglass blades falling from 80 metres above, there wasn’t much the West Pubnico Fire Department could do when a wind turbine fire was reported the afternoon of March 15. “We couldn’t get close enough and we wouldn’t be able to throw water that high anyway,” said Chief Gordon Amiro. Anything that was burnable in the nacelle, the large bus-shaped structure at the top of the tower, along with . . . Complete story »


September 6, 2018 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Municipality of Pictou County keeps current turbine setbacks in place

PICTOU, N.S. – County council will not be changing setback requirements for wind turbines. Council accepted a recommendation from its planning advisory committee that there be no changes to the setback requirements by municipal council to the Wind Energy Land-Use By-Law approved in 2007 and amended in 2014 and 2015. Coun. Randy Palmer said a delegation of residents from Tower Road in Millsville approached council in June 2017 on the development of wind turbines. The group wanted the current setbacks . . . Complete story »


August 31, 2018 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Nova Scotia gives up attempts to find buyer for failed wind tower plant

The Nova Scotia government has given up on attempts to find a buyer for one of Atlantic Canada’s largest industrial sites. In a news release, Business Minister Geoff MacLellan says for more than two years “every effort” was made to find a buyer for the former DSME wind plant in Trenton without success. MacLellan says a court-appointed receiver will transfer ownership of the Trenton lands to Crown-owned Nova Scotia Lands Inc. effective Sept. 7 and will begin auctioning off the . . . Complete story »


June 6, 2018 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Peck ‘elated’ over unanimous PAC endorsement for Kings County large-scale wind proposal

KENTVILLE, NS – A concerned County of Kings citizen says that when it comes to the siting of large-scale wind turbines, “it’s not over until it’s over.” Warren Peck of Black River Road said he was very pleased to see a plan he put forth in his “Proposal for Appropriate Large-Scale Wind Turbine Development in Kings County, Nova Scotia” included in presentations at public consultation sessions last September. The sessions were intended to gather input on the municipality’s draft Municipal . . . Complete story »


March 21, 2018 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Province likely to lose $2M in failed energy-storage project

The province will likely lose about $2 million it invested in an energy-storage project that had ties to Nova Scotia but ultimately never came to fruition. Through Innovacorp, the province put the money into LightSail Energy with the intention the company would use three wind turbines in Queens County to test its energy-storage technology, as well as employ 10 people full time. LightSail Energy is based in Berkeley, Calif., but the company’s co-founder and chief scientist is Danielle Fong, who . . . Complete story »


February 15, 2018 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Time and money running out on sale of idle wind turbine plant

After two years and no takers, Nova Scotia is poised to end its efforts to sell an idle wind turbine manufacturing plant in Pictou County, bringing to a close another failed government-backed industrial enterprise. “At $150,000 per month to keep the operation at status quo, we want this to happen, we want to find a viable operator. But the clock is ticking,” Business Minister Geoff MacLellan said Thursday, after touring the mothballed DSME Trenton plant. That money goes toward keeping . . . Complete story »


February 3, 2018 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wentworth residents to rally against clear-cutting

AMHERST – Bob MacLean is tired of what he calls the destruction of the Wentworth Valley by forestry interests. The president of the Wentworth Firemen’s Recreation Committee, MacLean and others have organized a public meeting at the Wentworth Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. to gather input from residents on how to fight continued clear-cutting in the valley. “From the ski hill you can see a big clear-cut on the side of Higgins Mountain and . . . Complete story »


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