Monthly Archives: April 2010
Have a look at this unsigned contract (basically a gag order, that they hoped would solve the shadow flicker problem). This is the same company (NextEra/FPL) that wants to develop the Bornish and Adelaide Wind Farms.
The Parties, each for itself and its directors, officers, agents, and/or representatives, hereby expressly and unconditionally release and discharge one another, and their respective directors, officers, agents, representatives, employees, agents, successors and/or assigns, from any and all obligation, liability or responsibility arising from or as a result of the Released Matters.
Wed., April 28, 2010
Queen’s Park, Toronto
The protest is to demonstrate the growing opposition to the Green Energy Act and the destruction of quality of life through the installation of massive industrial wind turbines in all our communities.
Under the new provincial Green Energy Act, the Ontario Liberal government is fast tracking so-called “green” renewable energy projects in a bid to meet an election promise to eliminate coal-fired generating plants. In so doing, it has bypassed planning powers of municipalities and infringed on the democratic rights of their citizens. Read the rest of this entry
I am writing you today to update you on the PC Party’s actions regarding wind farms.
On Wednesday, April 28, the PC Caucus will introduce a motion in Queen’s Park asking the government to impose a moratorium on all wind farm projects until an independent, comprehensive study of the health and environmental impacts of wind farms has been completed. The motion will also ask the government to restore planning authority for these projects to municipalities and local residents, where they belong.
I guess the results today will give us some relief. Believe it or not, neither the Bornish, nor the Adelaide Wind Projects were awarded permits from the OPA! Yes, this is good news for us…temporarily.
This doesn’t mean that these projects have disappeared, they have just been delayed at least until an Economic Connection Test (ECT) is done by the OPA this August/September. With the ECT done, they hope to open ‘future transmission system expansion’ for more of these so-called renewable projects. It appears that there is just no room on this line, or that it is in such a bad state that they wouldn’t want to drop a huge wind project on it. I remember one wind guy saying they were hoping to ‘squeeze in both projects’ on the line, even though they knew it was crazy.
You can see on the list that there are 2 more wind projects that also applied for a permit (Napier, and the Suncor Adelaide project). In other places, such as Manitoulin Island, projects that weren’t even revealed to the public yet were approved for a permit.
Every delay we get is a good thing. Each day, week, month and year that we can get these projects delayed costs the company money, and brings us closer to an election and the lawsuit.
Here’s a link to a map of where all the projects that were submitted and which were accepted.
Here’s the physical list of the projects to look at as well.
We need to support the fight against all wind projects: if we allow wind projects elsewhere, the OPA will say, “well, lets just fix up your transmission lines here and give you a whole bunch of wind projects to fill it up, since you don’t seem to mind.’ Let’s make sure they don’t think that!