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Is destruction worth it for turbines that could be built elsewhere?

Gilead Power Corporation is inviting PE County residents to send letters of support for their wind project at Ostrander Point to MPP Leona Dombrowsky. Their letter and “10 reasons to support the project” say that Ostrander Point is a favourable site for their development because it “is in a relatively isolated part” of the County. […]

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 […]

Leading scientific journal publishes special edition on wind turbines

The publication of these peer-reviewed articles (including one by Dr. Robert McMurtry) is the third stage of the evolution of the science on wind turbines and health, following the formation of the Society for Wind Vigilance and the organization of an international symposium last fall at the Waring House. http://windconcernsontario.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/leading-scientific-peer-reviewed-journal-publishes-special-edition-on-windturbines/ Gary Mooney

Council endorses naturalists' bid to keep turbines away from significant bird area

Council endorses naturalists’ bid to keep turbines away from significant bird area

by Joanne Courneya-FitzRoy Wind turbines and birding areas do not mix. This is the message Prince Edward County Field Naturalists members Myrna Wood and Cheryl Anderson brought to council last night. The best wind power is offshore on Lake Ontario, said Wood, but there is a moratorium on offshore turbines. She added there are a […]

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 […]

Misinformation regarding renewables

It has been disappointing, even frustrating at times to view the amount of misinformation and rhetoric produced by opponents of renewable energy.  It is no wonder that readers, soon to be voters, can become confused.  How to get to the essential facts, based on evidence, becomes the key question. Consider on one hand that the […]

County hosts first symposium on wind turbines and health

County hosts first symposium on wind turbines and health

Prince Edward County will host the First International Symposium on adverse health effects from industrial wind turbines this weekend. The event, to be held at The Waring House, Oct. 29-31, is organized by The Society for Wind Vigilance, a dedicated group of volunteer physicians, and will feature experts from around the world. The two-day symposium […]

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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