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Chatham-Kent Essex MPP Rick Nicholls hosting town hall meeting

By Bob Boughner

The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting Tuesday to discuss wind turbines and the Green Energy Act.

Chatham-Kent Essex MPP Rick Nicholls is hosting the 7 p.m. event at Deer Run Golf Course.

The meeting follows on the heels of a similar event slated for Monday in Strathroy being organized by Lambton-Kent Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton.

“The meeting is a non-partisan event designed to provide the public with an opportunity to share their views on the topic,” Nicholls told The Daily News.

The MPP said based on the number of calls he has received from constituents it appears there is growing concern over potential health issues and future costs associated with turbines and solar panels.

Nicholls said the various companies that own and operate turbines and solar panels in southwestern Ontario have been invited to attend the meeting.

“I’m in the process of lining up speakers for the event,” he said.

“They will include MPP Vic Fedeli, the Conservative Party’s energy critic.”

Nicholls said he is aware that a company has received the green light to construct 110 new wind turbines in Chatham-Kent this year – 55 in the southern part of the municipality and a similar number in the Mitchell’s Bay-Wallaceburg area.

“I think the McGuinty government realizes it acted too hastily in allowing the huge number of turbines to be built in southwestern Ontario,” he said.

“The government has backed itself into a corner and is now trying to defend itself.”

He predicted the cost of electricity will skyrocket in the future.

Nicholls said it is his hope the town hall meeting will spark debate.

“We have just learned of a new global adjustment fee that is being charged companies,” he said. “Officials of a North Bay company say the global adjustment fee has cost them an additional energy fee of $1 million during the past year.”

Nicholls said the additional cost could force the company to close its doors.

Anyone planning to attend the town hall meeting is asked to call Jo Van Alphen at 519-351-0510.

 

Wind turbines up for discussion – Chatham Daily News – Ontario, CA.

Posted: February 11, 2012 in Green Enegery

Ontario Wind Resistance

by Paul Bliss, CTV  WATCH VIDEO
Ontario has been forced to divert large amounts of power and pay millions of dollars to bordering states as the warmer than usual winter weather has left the province with a glut of electricity. In the past two months Ontario faced more than a dozen days in which it was forced to pay the U.S. as well as some provinces $1.1 million dollars to take its surplus power off the Canadian grids after it produced more than was consumed on those days.  “You’re definitely paying for somebody else,” Energy expert Tom Adams, told CTV’s Queen’s Park bureau chief Paul Bliss. “We have to get rid of it. It’s a disposal problem and sometimes our neighbours need to get paid in order to take custody.”

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Posted: February 11, 2012 in Green Enegery, News

Posted: February 11, 2012 in Green Enegery, News

Ontario Wind Resistance

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The Barrie Examiner
Both Premier Dalton McGuinty and Environment Minister Jim Bradley have been repeatedly quoted as saying that the setback requirements in Ontario are ‘some of the toughest in the world’ and ‘the best in North America’. Contrary to these claims, there are a multitude of townships and counties in the United States, other areas of Canada and various countries around the world, with setback regulations and wind ordinances that are clearly stricter than those in Ontario. I believe that Mr. McGuinty and Mr. Bradley are intentionally trying to mislead and deceive the people of Ontario. Their statements are simply not true.Read article

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MOE seeking input on the South Kent Wind Project – one of the largest in Ontario
By Ellwood Shreve, Chatham Daily News
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is seeking public input about a proposed 130-turbine wind farm, spanning from Tilbury to Ridgetown, making it one of largest in the province. The South Kent Wind Project, a joint proposal by Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy, includes the construction of a transmission line and two substations. The development has grown through the acquisition of other proposed wind projects in the area. Read article

46,000-acre wind farm proposed | Ontario Wind Resistance.