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Wind Power News: Prince Edward Island

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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.


July 24, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

P.E.I., feds to spend $44M for new wind energy transmission line

The federal and P.E.I. governments say they will together spend $44 million on a 106-kilometre transmission line to transport energy from future wind generation projects in western P.E.I. – specifically, a new wind farm to be built in Skinners Pond. The provincial government is putting $22.75 million into the project while the federal government is contributing $21.25 million, said a news release issued Thursday. “This has been something that’s been something that’s been on the agenda and worked on for a . . . Complete story »


March 4, 2020 • Opinions, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

P.E.I. wind farm not good for environment

P.E.I. Energy coastal wind towers would destroy the fragile ecosystem in Eastern Kings County. With over 100 members, the Eastern Kings Community Association has sent dozens of letters and research documents to Premier King and government ministers pinpointing the detrimental impact of wind turbines in Eastern Kings. Though the most immediate and irreversible threat is the ecological impact other considerations are the negative impact on the local economy, the natural landscape, community wellness and landowner rights. A well-respected local environmental . . . Complete story »


March 3, 2020 • General News, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Is it possible to build wildlife-friendly windfarms?

One of my fondest memories from my first visit to Prince Edward Island in Canada was driving with friends through the eastern part of the island, admiring the bucolic scenery and the mesmerising wildlife. Travelling in a car of “tree huggers”, we were pleasantly surprised at the sight of statuesque wind turbines peppered between patches of woodland. It was exciting to see this small corner of eastern Canada going “green”. At the time it didn’t occur to me that here . . . Complete story »


February 19, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Permit for ‘cabin’ interferes with proposed wind farm, P.E.I. Energy Corp. argues

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation is appealing a development permit approved by the Rural Municipality of Eastern Kings, saying it interferes with its proposed wind farm expansion. The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission held a public hearing on the issue Tuesday. The municipality granted the permit to an Eastern Kings landowner, who plans to put up a two-bedroom building on his property in the community. Lawyer Gordon MacKay, representing the P.E.I. Energy Corporation, told the hearing that Jeff Klein, who received . . . Complete story »


February 18, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

P.E.I. Energy Corp. says building permit interferes with proposed wind farm

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation is appealing a building permit approved by the Rural Municipality of Eastern Kings, saying the two-bedroom house interferes with its proposed wind farm expansion. The Island Regulatory Appeals Commission is holding a public hearing on the issue at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The municipality granted the permit to an Eastern Kings landowner, who plans to build a two-bedroom house on his property in the community. But the P.E.I. Energy Corporation argues the building permit interferes with its . . . Complete story »


February 8, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

‘I hope they take it seriously’: Wind farm proposal garners more than 70 submissions

The province has started to review the 74 responses it received from the public on the proposed Eastern Kings wind farm expansion. The environmental impact statement for the project was posted online in late October and the deadline for the public to submit comments or concerns was Jan. 20, 2020. If approved, the P.E.I. Energy Corporation’s project would add seven wind turbines to an existing facility in the rural municipality of Eastern Kings. It’s a part of the P.E.I. Provincial . . . Complete story »


December 4, 2019 • Opinions, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Wetlands and wildlife need protection

When the 10-turbine East Point wind farm was proposed in 2006, a group of concerned birders and members of the Natural History Society and Island Nature Trust came together to discuss the best ways to mitigate and avoid bird mortality at East Point. The area is well-known as a hot spot for migratory birds. Thousands of birds funnel to the point for their southerly migration in the fall and enter P.E.I. at the point in the spring. The greatest numbers . . . Complete story »


November 28, 2019 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Residents near eastern P.E.I. windmill site concerned about endangered birds and bats: Greens

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Green MLA Lynne Lund raised several concerns about a wind farm expansion in Eastern Kings during question period on Wednesday. The expansion of the farm from 10 windmills to 17 has caused concern from local residents, who say the expansion could threaten local bird species. Lund raised several of these concerns during question period and referred to a recently completed environmental assessment of the project. “The assessment, which is currently subject to public review and comment, identified some . . . Complete story »


November 26, 2019 • Letters, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Concerns with East Point windmills proposal

We retired and moved back to East Point where my wife grew up. It is so beautiful here it was once considered to become a national park. P.E.I. Energy is planning to build 60-storey windmills (175 metres) in East Point. My concern is what effect they will have on our migratory bird route, our lands natural beauty and our health? There are over 100 residents that are against this 60-storey windmill proposal and have sent letters to our council (Council . . . Complete story »


November 20, 2019 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Wildlife protection group opposes wind farm expansion

The Souris and Area Wildlife Branch of the P.E.I. Wildlife Federation is sounding the alarm on the proposed expansion of the wind farm in Eastern Kings. The P.E.I. Energy Corporation wants to add seven new turbines to the 10 currently in place, which would double the electricity output of the farm. The turbines would be larger than the current ones, and that’s something that worries the group. “These are going to be phenomenal in size. It’s going to be probably . . . Complete story »


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