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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.

October 23, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Local council denies Eastern Kings wind farm a permit

An expansion at the wind farm in Eastern Kings, which the P.E.I. government said was a go last month, has been denied a permit by the local municipality. In September, Minister of Environment Natalie Jameson approved the expansion subject to 17 conditions drawn from responses from the public. On Thursday night, the Rural Municipality of Eastern Kings voted 3-1 against a permit for the expansion. “I think council is just relieved to have had that meeting over with,” Deputy Mayor . . . Complete story »

October 23, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Eastern Kings council denies P.E.I. Energy Corporation’s application for wind farm expansion

EASTERN KINGS, P.E.I. – Going into the evening’s meeting, Danelle Elliott had no idea what her council’s final decision was going to be. “It was a big application for a small community like ours,” said the deputy mayor of Eastern Kings. “Honestly, it’s been very stressful and I’m glad it’s done.” The decision was whether or not to grant P.E.I. Energy Corporation (PEIEC) a special development permit to add seven turbines to its existing wind farm in the area. The province . . . Complete story »

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

Atlantic Loop will help expand wind energy sector, P.E.I. MP says

A multimillion-dollar promise to fund an Atlantic Loop will allow wind energy to be exported more easily and create new jobs in rural areas, says a P.E.I. MP. Egmont MP Bobby Morrissey said the province continues to struggle to get its green wind energy to larger markets in Quebec, Ontario and the U.S., and that is holding the industry back from future growth. In Wednesday’s speech from the throne, the federal government announced it would “transform how we power our . . . Complete story »

September 15, 2020 • Letters, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

No wind farm at East Point

The road to hell can be paved with “green” intentions. Currently in P.E.I. we have, on one hand, the entire forested landscape of the province designated in 2019 under the Canada Nature Fund and on the other, a proposed wind farm project at East Point. East Point is a pristine area of one of P.E.I.’s largest, most remote, natural and unexploited land bodies, a refuge for domestic and migratory species. Under the Canada Nature Fund, a new conservation approach would . . . Complete story »

September 5, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm opponents remain unswayed by conditional approval of Eastern Kings, P.E.I., expansion

EAST POINT, P.E.I. – Don Humphrey remains convinced that a proposed expansion of an existing windmill farm in Eastern Kings will be harmful for local wetland habitat and for the migratory bird population. Humphrey, a member of the Eastern Kings Community Association (EKCA), says the recent approval of the expansion was always a “foregone conclusion”. On Wednesday, the province announced approval for the project, which would see the wind farm’s output doubled, with seven new wind turbines added to the existing . . . Complete story »

September 3, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Minister approves 30-megawatt wind farm expansion in Eastern Kings

A proposal to expand an existing wind farm in eastern P.E.I. has been given the go-ahead, according to P.E.I.’s Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change. Minister Natalie Jameson approved the P.E.I. Energy Corporation’s Eastern Kings Wind Farm expansion project, the province announced in a release Wednesday afternoon. The project will be subject to 17 conditions, which were drawn from a review of the 80 responses the province received from the public on the proposed Eastern Kings Wind Farm expansion. . . . Complete story »

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 »

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