Weekly PEC wind turbine news — Mon, Oct 3, 2011
News items in this post .. CBC News report on property values .. CBC News poll on living near wind turbines .. CCSAGE public meeting re WPD / White Pines.
LAST WEEK (For a glossary of acronyms used, see http://wp.me/p1M8CZ-15)
Gilead Power’s REA application. And … another week with no indication that MOE has accepted as complete Gilead’s application for a 9-turbine project at Ostrander Point.
CBC News report on property value losses. On Oct 1, CBC News published an investigative report on residential property value losses — actual and anticipated — due to proximity to wind turbines. The report refers to four properties purchased by a wind developer from residents that were resold at an average 34% loss. For excerpts from the report, see http://wp.me/p1M8CZ-8h.
CBC poll re living near wind turbines. With more than 1700 votes case, only 23% of people in a CBC news poll would be willing to live near wind turbines. This would eliminate three-quarters of potential home buyers. To vote and/or see the current results go to http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2011/10/would-you-live-near-wind-turbines.html.
CCSAGE public meeting re WPD / White Pines. CCSAGE held a public information meeting at the Milford Town Hall on Sat, Oct 1 on WPD Canada’s proposed 30-turbine project that will cover the major part of South Marysburgh and extend into Athol. About 175 people came out to learn more about potential adverse effects on human health, the natural environment (bird migration) and residential property values.
The provincial election.