Monthly Archives: December 2010

Brooke-Alvinston Project Second Meeting and Documents to be Reviewed by Public

Zephyr Brooke- Alvinston Wind Project
*NEW*  View Proposal Documents  60 day public reviewOpen House
When: Feb 17th 2011
Where: Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre

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Township residents split on wind farm proposal

December 21st, 2010

PAUL MORDEN 
The Observer

WATFORD — A proposed four-turbine wind farm could be generating electricity near here by the fall of 2011.

A second and final public meeting for the Zephyr Farms project is scheduled for Feb. 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre’s Upper Hall in Alvinston.

It follows an initial public meeting held in the summer for the 10-MW project, proposed for a site bounded by Old Walnut and Ebenezer road, just south of Churchill Line.

If provincial approvals are in place, construction could begin in the summer and the turbines could be operating by the fall, according to Brent Hall of Mississauga-based Green Breeze Energy Inc.

Members of the public can view copies of the proposal at the township office in Alvinston, or online at www.oneworldenergy.com , Hall said.

“If people want to read them and make comments, we welcome the questions.”

Hall added the project has been designed to be as “noninvasive as possible.”

The proposal calls for the turbines to be decommissioned and removed in the fall of 2036.

“I would say the community is split about 50-50, those that think it’s a good idea and those who think there’s a problem with them,” Brooke-Alvinston Township Mayor Don McGugan said about community reaction.

“I still maintain, I don’t have a problem with them if they can prove to me . . . there’s not a health issue.” Read the rest of this entry

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Foul Wind

Wind Energy. Fair or foul?

By Jonathan Sher, QMI Agency  London Free Press

 

To fans pointing skyward, it’s a superhero lifting Ontario into a cleaner, more prosperous future.

To critics, it’s a villain dressed in green by an industry seeking profit and Liberals seeking another term.

The collision of forces has propelled the fight over wind energy to an ever-fevered pitch, one being fought in towns and hamlets across Ontario. Read the rest of this entry