ARTICLES OF INTEREST, PUBLICATIONS and LINKS:

EDP Documentation Reviewed by Township of North Stormont

The Township retained their engineer Morrison Hershfield to perform a review of the provided documentation from EDP.  As part of the REA process, the municipality and the public have the opportunity to review and provide comment on all the documentation submitted to the Ministry.  Once the documentation is submitted to the Ministry, it will be posted on the Environmental Registry for review and further public comments.

The review by Morrison Hershfield used a checklist for complete REA applications.  The checklist was used to evaluate the documentation provided.  Attached is the full list of comments.  The review also considered the effects that the project could have on municipal interests and infrastructure.

The review also identified some gaps within the information.  This includes the lack of review on potable water sources, potential impacts on prime agricultural lands, and impacts of construction on municipal infrastructure.  Full details are in the attached report.

Big Wind Documentary

“Big Wind” explores the conflict over the controversial development of industrial wind turbines in Ontario. It is a divisive issue that at times pits neighbour against neighbour, residents against corporations, and the people against their government. Click on the link or photo below to watch the informative documentary.

Big Wind

 

WIND RUSH Documentary

In the new documentary film WIND RUSH, produced for CBC Doc Zone by Toronto’s 90th Parallel Productions, the battleground for the pro and anti wind forces is southern Ontario.

Driving by a wind farm, looking at the rural houses, it’s easy to be skeptical about the talk of wind turbines making people sick. We’re told that wind turbines are good and green. So how could those people living by them have an issue?

But there is a problem—and it’s there because some governments and wind companies didn’t do their homework before installing megawatt after megawatt of huge industrial machines. And as a result there are people living among the turbines who are suffering.

WIND RUSH documentary

Green Energy or Illusion?

Salient Points on Wind Turbines in North Stormont. Read Article


News Report on Wind Turbines Excessive Noise April 11, 2017 – A CTV News Report says that the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change acknowledged this February that the noise from wind turbines in the K2 project appeared to exceed the applicable sound level limits. See video

 

 


Energy Policies and Electricity Prices: Cautionary Tales from the E.U. Read article.


What Happens to an Economy when forced to Use Renewable Energy? Read article.


CBC Radio Podcast – Interview with Shawn Cronkwright of IESO re. the Procurement Process in the Nation and North Stormont. March 15, 2016

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ottallinaday_20160315_15188.mp3


Ontario’s ill wind –  Throwing billions of dollars at wind and solar factories isn’t going to lower greenhouse emissions effectively or efficiently. Jim McPherson, Special to the Sun. Ontario’s ill wind


Down Wind – Wind Farm Documentary

By Surge Media Canada, produced Feb. 18, 2015. It is an explosive documentary that examines Ontario’s controversial rush into wind farm development.


Publications Articles

http://farmersforum.com/tearing-us-apart-wounds-not-healing-after-wind-turbines-turned-friends-into-bitter-enemies/

http://farmersforum.com/who-ponies-up-for-wind-turbine-teardown/

http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/2016/04/04/rising-policing-costs-for-wind-turbines-hike-property-taxes-in-smaller-communities/

http://www.windconcernsontario.ca/ontarios-new-wind-power-targets-insult-to-rural-ontario-wind-concerns-ontario-says/

http://www.windconcernsontario.ca/ontario-triples-original-wind-power-target-for-2017-ieso-announces/

http://www.windconcernsontario.ca/wind-power-all-about-the-money-vermont-editorial/

http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/04/05/wynne-governments-energy-conservation-program-is-wasting-billions-of-public-dollars-study

IESO & CBC interview transcript – Mar 15, 2016

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

Nationrisewindfarm.com
Windconcernsontario.ca
European Platform Against Windfarms
Farmersforum.com
Ontariofarmer.com
Ottawa Wind Concerns
Ontario-wind-resistance.org
Windontario.ca
Wind-watch.org
Renewable Energy Development: A Guide for Municipalities: www.energy.gov.on.ca › Ministry of Energy

Parker Gallant Energy Perspectives

CONTACTS/EMAIL ADDRESSES

Let your views be known to your political representatives:

Jim McDonell, MPP- jim.mcdonellco@pc.ola.org

Ontario Minister of Energy Hon Glenn Thibeault

Shawn Cronkwright, Director, IESO       IESO- customer.relations@ieso.ca

Premier Wynne- https://correspondence.premier.gov.on.ca

Township of North Stormont- admin@northstormont.ca