11 results for tag: wind


Wind Turbine Syndrome, a matter of bad prevention?

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?

Arbour Farms’ Gravel Pit Plan Resurfaces in Mulmur

It isn’t a mega quarry, but it is an application for an aggregate licence nonetheless. “That’s like comparing the elephant to the fly on the elephant’s backside,” said Adam Krehm, principal for Arbour Farms Limited, which is seeking approval of an about 103-acre aggregate licence in Mulmur. “First, we’re not a quarry, we’re a gravel pit,” Krehm explained. “Secondly, we’re not even a hundredth the size of what The Highland Companies was proposing.”

Environmental Review Tribunal dismisses charter challenge

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.

Tribunal Rules in Favour of Dufferin Wind

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.

County talking traffic with Arbour Farms

A gravel pit proposed in Mulmur would add about 14 trucks per hour onto Airport Road. That’s only if Arbour Farms hauled the maximum tonnage proposed within its aggregate licence application, or what has been described as the “absolute worst-case” scenario by company principal Adam Krehm. “We expect to operate at 30 per cent of our tonnage, which would yield something slightly more than four trucks per hour,” he said. “It’s a very safe, conservative reckoning of how many trucks will come and go from that pit.” Despite Krehm’s estimate, members of county council have some concerns about the proposal and its potential impact ...

REA Process Faces Charter Test in Shelburne

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. “Certain rights have been squashed or ignored through the whole (REA) process and ...

Dufferin Wind ERT Hearing Dates Set

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 Waves the Expropriation Wand

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).

DWP Environmental Review Tribunal Updates

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

CORE Comments on Bonnefield’s Purchase of Melancthon Land

The citizens’ groups that led the movement to protect thousands of acres of Class 1 farmland in Melancthon, Ontario welcome Bonnefield Financial to the community. Bonnefield has purchased the 6,500-acres of potato fields owned by the Highland Companies, including the land once proposed to become a 2300-acre mega quarry. After several years of uncertainty about the fate of the farmland, this is a new beginning.