Highlands wants turbine project rejected

Chris Fell, Staff | www.simcoe.com

The Municipality of Grey Highlands is sending a letter to Minister of the Environment Jim Bradley asking the province to deny approval for the Flesherton/Silver Springs Wind Energy Project proposed by Flesherton Wind Energy Inc.

Grey Highlands council at its regular meeting on Monday, August 27 passed a resolution to send a letter to the province asking that approval for the wind project near Flesherton be denied.

Grey Highlands council said the project was first undertaken before the Green Energy Act came into affect. Councillors said in order to locate wind turbines in the area around Lake Eugenia where the proposal would be located – official plan and zoning amendments are required.

Prior to the Green Energy Act, which removed municipal planning authority on green energy projects, Grey Highlands had enacted an amendment to its official plan that would not have allowed wind turbines in the area where they would now be located should the province give its blessing to the project.  read article

8 thoughts on “Highlands wants turbine project rejected

  1. “Highlands is sending a letter to Minister of the Environment Jim Bradley asking the province to deny approval for the Flesherton/Silver Springs Wind Energy Project “……………………….this is like asking the guy operating the guillotine to not pull the handle!

  2. Memo:
    Minister Bradley: Watch Environmental Defence’s video –
    Wind Power: A quiet solution to Climate Change

    Ontario is moving away from fossil-fuel based, non-renewable energy sources, and toward natural sources that generate less pollution and will help improve Ontario’s air quality.

    Wind power is one of the fastest growing sources of electricity in the world.

    Every wind turbine facility in Ontario must meet Ontario regulatory requirements for noise. These requirements are consistent with the 2009 World Health Organization noise limit of 40 decibels.

    Ontario is a leader in establishing clear setbacks for renewable energy projects. Our setback of 550 metres for wind projects is the most stringent in North America and is based on the most up-to-date science.
    http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/subject/wind_energy/index.htm

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