Wind Power News: Ontario
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CLEARVIEW TWP. – Bats and aircrafts can fly without the threat of a collision with a wind turbine now that wpd Canada will not be building eight wind turbines near the Collingwood Regional Airport. Wpd Canada decided not to appeal the Environmental Review Tribunal ( ERT) ruling that it’s provincial renewable energy application ( REA) permit be revoked. “Wpd’s board of directors has decided not to proceed with the Fairview project. Wpd won’t be making additional comments regarding its decision,” stated . . .
The war of residents against industrial wind turbines is being fought by rural communities in many countries. Their common enemy is the financially-powerful wind industry, which is failing miserably in its efforts to deliver affordable and reliable electricity. It survives because its revenues are government-contracted. In Ontario, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government won’t let local residents win this war. While I’m not comparing the two in scale, Ontario’s wind war does have some things in common with World War II. Both . . .
The municipality is expanding its offer of well water testing for residents near the North Kent One wind farm project whose wells have experienced water quality issues. In August, Chatham-Kent council voted to provide well water testing for five individuals who had contacted the provincial Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. There are currently 11 individuals who have contacted the Ministry and all are eligible to have their well water tested. Chatham-Kent CAO Don Shropshire said the action was taken . . .
The spokesperson for a local activist group claims he is being “blackballed” by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change over concerns regarding water wells. Kevin Jakubec, spokesperson for Water Wells First, says he was called to a residence Tuesday afternoon to help answer some questions. Lucille DeFraeye, who lives in the North Kent Wind Project area, says she recently noticed problems with her water. She says the sediment in the well water had clogged her filter. “My husband is . . .
Rural residents near Chatham Ontario have accused Samsung Renewable Energy, (a division of the Korean trans-national) of contaminating their drinking water wells. The contamination is believed to have resulted from continuing pile driving for a 36 turbine development in North Kent on Bush Line near Highway 40. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) approved the North Kent Wind project even though it is situated on an important aquifer. Residents say the MOECC has ignored their concerns and . . .
It was a packed house on County Road 10 on Monday night as close to 100 Prince Edward County Residents showed up to discuss the latest about the controversial wind turbine project. Many are not pleased with wpd’s White Pines Project that was first proposed in 2009. The original project wanted 29 wind turbines built. Now the plan is to build nine, near the south shore of Milford. “I’ve never been so angry at anything in my life – and that’s . . .
A wind turbine company is walking away from plans to erect turbines in Clearview Township. WPD Canada has decided not to appeal a decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal to revoke the renewable energy approval (REA) for the Fairview Wind Project. The company had until Sept. 15 to appeal the decision of the ERT, which determined the project would have posed a risk of serious harm to human health because of the proximity of the proposed eight 500-foot-tall turbines to . . .
Despite the fact that WPD has started to move in equipment and begin clearing work on the sites of nine proposed industrial wind turbines, residents in Prince Edward County opposed to the project, aren’t backing down. Another information night was held at the Milford Town Hall Monday evening, where a panel including Mayor Robert Quaiff and senior county staff answered questions from the public and heard suggestions about how to continue the fight against the project. Residents had gathered earlier . . .
Eleven Chatham area water well owners have now filed interference complaints with the Ontario government following the start of construction on a 34 turbine wind power project near their farms. The Council of Canadians is demanding work stop on the project following the 11th complaint. The developer, North Kent Wind One, owned by Samsung Energy and Pattern Energy, started pile driving for the first turbine foundation in late June. Some of the 11 wells affected to date have become so . . .
A big win for opponents of Giant wind turbines in Ontario. The appeal period has run out, and WPD Canada has decided it will NOT proceed with the Fairview Wind Project in Clearview township. Last month, approval for the wind turbines was revoked, but the company had until September 16th to file an appeal. The Environmental Review Tribunal revoked the previous Renewable Energy Approval, saying WPD Canada’s plans for 8 turbines just outside Stayner would pose serious harm to human . . .