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Wind Power History

Wind Power History

Humans have been harnessing the power of wind for over 4,000 years. Egyptians may have been the first to have used wind power to push sailboats across the Nile River. The oldest known windmills were used by the Persians in 600 A.D. to grind grain into flour. About 500 years later, Europeans began using windmills […]

Ostrander Point comments due Thursday

If you’re planning to comment on the Ostrander Point industrial wind turbines, this Thursday (June 9th) is the final day for your voice to be heard on two crucial points: 1. That Gilead Power has, as part of the proposed Ostrander Point development, been granted a permit to “kill, harass and harm” two endangered species, […]

Ostrander Point Will Not Save the World

Ostrander Point Will Not Save the World

Has anyone noticed that the Ostrander Point wind turbine debate has progressed way beyond right or wrong, common sense or absurdity, green or grey? It is no longer a debate; it has become an obsession, a quest of sorts from a new wave of environmentalists who have suddenly taken a baffling interest in something in […]

Hanna will appeal

Hanna will appeal

By Wind Concerns Ontario Lawyers for Prince Edward County resident Ian Hanna said they will seek leave to appeal the recent Divisional Court decision in Mr. Hanna’s application for judicial review of provisions introduced by the Green Energy Act. Ian Hanna is the person behind one of Ontario’s most important legal challenges to the Canadian […]

Report summarizes wind and solar developments

Viewpoint: By Gary Mooney We are reaching a tipping point regarding the future of wind and solar energy in the province. The provincial government is being challenged on all sides: ·         By individuals – lawsuits (Hanna, Chatham-Kent) ·         By civic and environmental organizations – local projects (Gilead) ·         By municipalities – moratoriums (PEC and 70 […]

Council asks province for a moratorium on wind turbines

Council asks province for a moratorium on wind turbines

Viewpoint by Gary Mooney Concerned Citizens of Prince Edward County Council turns the switch from passive to active in dealing with wind turbine issues. On February 8, 2011, Council took a major step forward in addressing County residents’ concerns about uncontrolled wind energy development here.  By a vote of 9 to 6, it approved a […]

Wind and solar – seemed like a good idea at the time

It is starting to happen.  Governments around the world are cancelling wind and solar projects and drastically scaling back subsidies, including on existing contracts.  The reason is very simple: they have realized that they cannot afford the huge subsidies that they earlier agreed to pay. In a December 3, 2010 opinion piece in the National […]

Council, Gilead, Nature Canada comments re: Wind Energy Park

Council, Gilead, Nature Canada comments re: Wind Energy Park

Prince Edward County Council has submitted comments through the Green Energy Act’s Municipal Consultation Process for the Ostrander Point Wind Energy Park proposal. Municipalities no longer have approval authority over renewable energy projects. The Municipal Consultation Process is the opportunity for municipal input on infrastructure and service impacts. The submission dated Oct. 12, 2010 to […]

Symposium delivers facts on wind energy

The First International Symposium on the Global Wind Industry and Adverse Health Effects, held this past weekend in Picton, brought together American, British and Canadian acousticians, physicists, physicians, and medical researchers. The audience came from across Ontario and the United States and from as far as Australia. Our understanding of how wind turbines can affect […]

Wake up and educate yourself on wind turbines

Wake up and educate yourself on wind turbines

I went on a trip recently to visit my best friend just south of Owen Sound.  I hadn’t been there for about nine yrs.  As I went through Shelburne on the way up, there was obviously no wind and nothing was turning.  Nonetheless I was taken back and then some by the numbers of Industrial […]

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