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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne concedes there are flaws in the Green Energy Act (GEA), but that admission comes far too late for many of Dufferin’s rural residents. “We didn’t do a good enough job putting a good process in place,” Wynne told The Banner on Thursday (June 13). “I know that people would like to roll back the clock. I don’t have the power to do that.”
Presiding over likely the highest turbine-to-person dense municipality in Ontario, Melancthon Mayor Bill Hill takes little solace in the premier’s acknowledgment. “It’s too late,” he said. “(Residents) might say, ‘Finally, they get it.’ The unfortunate part is they aren’t going to really do anything about it.” In an attempt to correct course, however, the provincial government plans to tune up its green energy rules, and give municipalities more say in the approval process.
Municipalities still won’t possess the much coveted veto power over projects, plus any existing energy applications will abide by the old set of rules. “Municipalities need a stronger voice and that is the protocol we’re putting in place,” Wynne said. “We’re doing everything we can to make sure going forward we have a better process.” While that’s nice to hear, both Hill and Amaranth Mayor Don MacIver feel their municipalities should have been given more of a say in the first place. Both remain skeptical, despite the province’s promise of change. “After being burned a number of times, we are the wait-and-see type of municipality,” MacIver said. “I’m from Missouri. Show me.” Read article
Environmental Registry Approval
Ontario regulators have approved a renewable energy approval for the 6.15MW Oxley wind farm near Lake Erie in Essex County. The proponents plan to erect 2.05MW turbines with 100-meter hub heights.
The wind farm is owned by local businessman Henry Verhoeven and an unnamed financial partner. Oxley has a 20-year power purchase agreement under the renewable energy standing offer program (RESOP) that preceded Ontario’s feed-in tariff regime. The contract pays 11 cents/kWh. Oxley will interconnect to the Hydro One distribution system at the Kingsville transformer station. Opponents may appeal the REA to the Environmental Review Tribunal within 15 days.
by: James Delingpole, the Austrailian
Schultz was speaking to parliament about Big Wind, an industry so rife with “intimidation, manipulation, lies and cover-up” he believes there’s enough evidence “to justify a royal commission”. So how come, you may be wondering, so many of us have been kept in the dark for so long?
The short answer seems to be that money buys both silence and public ignorance. For just one large-scale wind turbine, a developer can make nearly $500,000 in taxpayer subsidies called Renewable Energy Certificates. Under current government carbon emissions reduction plans, some $50 billion of these RECs are to be issued, every cent of them funnelled out of your pocket and into the (often offshore) bank account of your friendly neighbourhood Big Wind outfit. Meanwhile your energy bills (part of which, by government mandate, must come from “renewables”) skyrocket.
With all this free loot, Big Wind has more than enough money to hide its secrets. It does so in three main ways: first by hiring silver-tongued lobbyists; second with lavish propaganda campaigns ranging from brainwashing programs at schools to misleading claims on their websites about all the wonderful benefits wind farms supposedly bring; third by being able to afford the world’s most expensive lawyers. Continue reading
MNR New Rule: Remove Bird Nest and Eggs
Ontario’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act protects the eggs and nests of most wild bird species, with the exception of American crow, brown-headed cowbird, common grackle, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, or starling. This includes both active (in use) nests and inactive (not in use) nests of species that tend to return to the same nest year after year.
Effective July 1, 2013, the following do not need approval from MNR to destroy or remove a nest or eggs:
1. A person carrying out a renewable energy project with the required renewable energy approval under the Environmental Protection Act.
2. A person conducting maintenance on an electricity transmission or distribution line or on a telecommunications line or broadcast tower in cases where the nest or eggs create a risk to the function of the line or tower.
3. A forest operation in accordance with an approved forest management plan. Any other disturbance or removal of nests and eggs requires authorization from MNR. Read more
By James Delingpole, The Daily Telegraph
I wonder what it will take before the world truly wakes up to the horror, the corruption, the expense, the pointlessness, the total wrongness-in-every-way of the wind industry. My guess – and it will happen – is the decapitation, by a rogue turbine blade, of an innocent passer-by.
Till then, though, we have photographs like this to send the mind boggling as to why anyone, anywhere can still be so purblind as to go on championing these bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco crucifixes. What’s particularly interesting about this one is that it was taken in the constituency of one of wind power’s most fervent and tireless advocates, Caroline Lucas MP.
Here’s a picture of the Brighton Bird Chomper Read article