Weekly PEC wind turbine news — Mon, Nov 28, 2011

News about: Gilead Power .. WPD Canada .. local MPP Todd Smith’s initiative .. Senator Bob Runciman’s efforts .. Miller Family Nature Reserve.

LAST WEEK (For a glossary of acronyms used, see http://wp.me/p1M8CZ-15)

Gilead Ostrander Point.  Still no determination that the REA application is complete.  Gilead Power has appointed some new Directors.

New Gilead Project — Dorland.  Gilead Power has announced a new wind project nearby, 40 to 80 MW (16 to 32 turbines) along the north shore of Adolphus Reach, across from North Marysburgh.  Gilead has optioned land from local property owners but has not yet been awarded an OPA power supply contract.

WPD Canada brings in the bulldozers.  Despite the fact that there has not yet been a public meeting with respect to its proposed White Pines wind project in South Marysburgh and Athol, WPD Canada appears to be bulldozing access roads into the properties that it has optioned.

Miller Family Nature Reserve fundraising.  The Hastings-Prince Edward Land Trust is seeking $35,000 in contributions from County groups and residents to ensure that this project can be succesfully completed.  If you are interested in this project and would be willing to contribute (any amount welcomed), please see http://www.miller-family-reserve.com .

THIS WEEK

MPP Todd Smith’s private member’s bill.  On Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 Todd Smith will introduce a private member’s Bill in the Ontario Legislature that would return control over wind turbines to municipalities.  You can view a copy of the Bill at http://tinyurl.com/7p5zr2s .  While most such bills die an early death, Premier McGunity has said that he will give it some consideration.

Senator Bob Runciman’s motion in the Senate.  Senator Runciman will introduce a motion in the Senate to request a moratorium on further wind energy development along Lake Ontario between the west side of PEC and the east side of Wolfe Island pending envioronmental studies on the impact on bird and bat migration.  County naturalists Rosemary Kent and Cheryl Anderson participated in the Ottawa press conference to announce this initiative.  You can read a copy of the news release here: http://tinyurl.com/c93e5lg .

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Posted on November 29, 2011, in Advocacy / politics / legal, Catch up summary, Municipal control, Natural environment, Ostrander Point, White Pines, Wind turbines. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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