Denmark is one of the world biggest producers of wind energy.
30% of its energy production is based on the wind turbines. But are there any consequences to be considered about the noise that these wind turbines produce? Are they harmful for the human health?
The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has dismissed a constitutional challenge of the Renewable Energy Act (REA).
Dennis Sanford, president of Wind Resistance Melancthon, and the citizen’s group, Conserving our Rural Environment (CORE), claimed the concerns of residents raised during the REA process was ignored by decision makers at the Ministry of Environment (MOE).
The ERT agreed to hear their constitutional challenge in Shelburne in August.
The Environmental Review Tribunal has upheld ministerial approvals of the 100-MW Dufferin Wind Power (DWP) wind farm in Melancthon.
The approvals include not only the turbines but also the 230 kv transmission line along the rail corridor. DWP also has Ontario Energy Board “leave to construct” the power line but lacks agreement with Dufferin County and other property owners for necessary easements, and is seeking permission to expropriate.
CORE: Case # 13-071
Week 1 – August 20, 21, 22 and 23;
Week 2 – August 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30;
Week 3 – September 3 and 4 (half day);
Week 4 – September 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13;
Week 5 – September 18 and 20; and
Week 6 – September 24 (half day) and 25.
These will take place at: Grace Tipling Hall, Grace, Theatre, 203 Main Street East, Shelburne, ON
Time: 10:00 AM
Full details at: http://www.ert.gov.on.ca/english/hearings/index.htm
Environmental Review Tribunal schedules 19-day hearing in Dufferin
(Core has been granted Party status at this hearing.)
Will the province’s Renewable Energy Approval (REA) process pass a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms litmus test?
Despite objection from the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to the REA process in Shelburne next week.
“That’s the big news. They’re willing to sit and listen,” said Dennis Sanford, president of Wind Resistance Melancthon. ...
CORE v. the Ministry of the Environment (MOE)
Case number 13-071
In terms of the schedule, the parties gave a general estimate of the number of days that they estimate it will take to present their respective cases. In light of the days available based on the input from the parties, the Tribunal is, at this point in time, prepared to schedule 19 hearing days, commencing on August 20, 2013, as follows:
Dufferin Wind Power Inc. has dropped the expropriation bomb.
A little more than one week after county council agreed to revisit negotiating a rail corridor easement agreement with the wind farm developer, Dufferin Wind filed for expropriation to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on Friday (July 19).
Appeals were made against the recent decision of the Ministry of Environment, to grant a permit, to Dufferin Wind Power, under the Renewable Energy Act.
Updates about Hearings, Tribunal’s decisions and the case status can be found at: http://www.ert.gov.on.ca/english/hearings/index.htm
Case numbers 13-070 to 13-075
Appeals were made against the Ministry of the Environment’ s approval of theDufferin Wind Power Project in Melancthon
The hearing of evidence in this appeal will commence on:
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time: to be determined
Location: to be determined
CORE is an appellant in this appeal.
Within 6 months after Tribunal receives Appeal notice, release of Tribunal’s Decision will be made (December 2013)
More information will be posted when available.
To be clear, CORE is not against wind energy. What does worry us is the production of wind energy too close to rural homes. Residents in many parts of the world who live in close proximity to turbines have complained of susbstantive negative health problems, and many have been forced to abandon their homes. We are trying to prevent this from happening in Mulmur Township.