Wind

Keeping promises

Posted: September 8, 2017 at 8:49 am   /   Wind

Wind construction may begin this week, and the County is doing what it can There may be little the County can do about a wind developer’s intention to begin work on their sites this week. Last week, Mayor Robert Quaiff called a special meeting of council to discuss correspondence from wpd, a wind developer based […]

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What’s permitted?

Posted: September 1, 2017 at 9:58 am   /   Wind

County, wind company dispute permits When a ruling came back from an environmental review tribunal (ERT) reducing the scope of a wind turbine project to nine from its original 29, it seemed a crushing blow to a company that had once been steadfast about the size of the project proposed for the Milford area. “From […]

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End run?

Posted: April 7, 2017 at 9:14 am   /   Wind

Barge accident reveals that Picton Bay serving as supply route for IWT project on Amherst Island Is the developer of an industrial wind turbine project doing indirectly what it isn’t permitted to do directly? That is one of the many questions being asked in the wake of a barge sinking in Picton Bay. The barge […]

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REA upheld

Posted: August 12, 2016 at 8:51 am   /   Wind

Tribunal finds insufficient evidence to stop Amherst Island wind project The residents working to keep their tiny island home free of industrial wind turbines were dealt a blow last week as an Environmental Review Tribunal has concluded it did not have enough evidence to stop the project. The developer, Windlectric, plans to erect 27 turbines, each soaring […]

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Cancelled

Posted: July 29, 2016 at 8:50 am   /   Wind

Ostrander Point industrial wind project contract terminated It’s over. Without fanfare or press statement, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) quietly terminated its power purchase agreement for the Ostrander Point wind energy project last week. This likely means the end of the project, the first instance in which public opposition has stopped an industrial wind project […]

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Pierced

Posted: July 15, 2016 at 8:56 am   /   Around the County, Wind

Ostrander Point Tribunal drags scrutiny of wind and solar projects out into the open Only when time has passed and the memories of the the yearslong struggle begin to fade, will we know that industrial wind turbines have been banished from Ostrander Point for good. But for now, the creatures who occupy or pass through this bit […]

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Revoked again

Posted: June 10, 2016 at 9:05 am   /   Wind

Tribunal says government can’t override nature An Environmental Review Tribunal has, for the second time, revoked the permit of a wind developer seeking to build nine industrial wind turbines at Ostrander Point on Prince Edward County’s south shore. The Tribunal, consisting of Robert Wright and Heather Gibbs, found that measures proposed by the developer to reduce […]

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Revoked again

Posted: June 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm   /   Wind

An Environmental Review Tribunal has, for the second time, revoked the permit of a wind developer seeking to build nine industrial wind turbines at Ostrander Point on Prince Edward County’s South Shore. The Tribunal, consisting of Robert Wright and Heather Gibbs, found that measures, proposed by the developer, to mitigate the harm to the Blanding’s […]

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Insurance

Posted: May 6, 2016 at 11:05 am   /   Wind

County agrees to road users agreement with wind developer They bought insurance. That’s how most council members rationalized signing an agreement with wpd Canada—the developer of the White Pines industrial wind turbine project around Milford. Municipal staff and their legal counsel had successfully framed the debated as “protect the County, or leave it exposed.” The […]

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Insurance

Posted: May 6, 2016 at 9:10 am   /   Wind

County agrees to road users agreement with wind developer They bought insurance. That’s how most council members rationalized signing an agreement with wpd Canada—the developer of the White Pines industrial wind turbine project around Milford. Municipal staff and their legal counsel had successfully framed the debated as “protect the County, or leave it exposed.” The […]

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