Weekly PEC wind turbine news — Mon, Oct 17, 2011
Some topics covered in this post .. Gilead / Ostrander Point project delay .. Property value appeal on Wolfe Island .. County endorses National Park on South Shore .. CanWEA concedes indirect health effects.
LAST WEEK (For a glossary of acronyms used, see http://wp.me/p1M8CZ-15)
CBC news report on Gilead / Ostrander Point. CBC News reported on this project, emphasizing Nature Canada’s concerns about putting turbines in an IBA. See http://tinyurl.com/5rrspjk.
Gilead reschedules Ostrander Point project. Gilead Power has confirmed by email to CCSAGE that, due to delays by MOE in approving their project, it has now scheduled construction to begin one year from now in October, 2012 and commercial operation to start in April, 2013.
CBC News report on Kenney MVA appeal. Edward and Gail Kenney, homowners on Wolfe Island, are appealing their MPAC market value assessment, asking for a reduction of 21% from $357K to $283K due to the negative effects on their property value of 27 wind turbines located within 3 km of their property. See http://tinyurl.com/5wd70yl.
County Council endorses Point to Point PEC plan. By a large margin, Council has endorsed a proposal by Point to Point PEC Foundation for a national park on the County’s South Shore and and a national marine conservation area extending to Main Duck Island and encompassing more than 200 shipwrecks. See http://www.3kq0aj9.
CanWEA President concedes indirect health effects. In an interview with Global News, Robert Hornung stated that “wind turbine sound…can have potentially indirect health impacts”. This is significant in that most adverse health effects are caused by indirect, not direct, effects. See http://tinyurl.com/3fmdul7.
Gilead status page updated. We have updated the comprehensive overview / status report on our Gilead web page to take account of the provincial elections and Gilead’s rescheduling of the project. See https://ccsage.wordpress.com/gilead/.