Critics blast new process to select sites for renewable energy projects

custom_1223959610581_truth_and_lies_t1John Miner, Debora Van Brenk, London Free Press
A new process to select sites for renewable energy projects was “open, fair and transparent,” says an evaluator hired to ensure selectors followed all the rules. But critics are furious the same rules let wind firms with low bids trump municipal objections and the “transparent” process doesn’t yet let them know why. “We were involved in the process of the initial guidelines . . . and we said there had to be co-­operation and support from the community (for a successful bid),” said Cameron McWilliam, mayor of Dutton-Dunwich. “And we didn’t get it. We got ‘community engagement,’ which is what we’d have with any development . . . That’s not what we were led to believe were the terms.”

A week after Invenergy got the go-ahead to negotiate a contract with the province for 20 to 25 turbines in Dutton-Dunwich, the municipality is still awaiting word on why it’s getting a project opposed by 84 per cent of the residents who voted in a referendum. “We don’t have any information as to what the criteria were and what criteria they met,” McWilliam said.

The green energy contract selection process was designed and run by the Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO), a not-for-profit corporation overseeing Ontario’s power system. Previous rounds of wind energy contracts drew allegations of political interference, including a NAFTA lawsuit by U.S. energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens against Canada. Pickens’ suit, claiming $650 million in damages after his company was denied a contract for a wind farm near Goderich, awaits a NAFTA tribunal ruling. Read article

4 thoughts on “Critics blast new process to select sites for renewable energy projects

  1. American Thinker, March 17, 2016

    ‘Climate activism Interferes with Responsible Public Pension Fund Management’

    “But is a public pension fund that many California residents now and in the future depend on for retirement really the right stage for a political climate battle?

    Scroll down to page bottom for this article. Article is a blog post.

    BluEarth Renewables Inc., controlled by OTPP, received one of the IESO March contracts.

    Reuters stock price report on March 16, 2016:

    SunEdison stock

    52 WK High $33.44/shr USD
    52 WK Low $1.21/shr USD

    March 16, 2016, ~$2.00/shr USD

    SunEdison received an IESO March 2016 contract.

  2. To get success in court proceedings, we must be able to prove that the brain reacts to infrasound. Wind syndrome is not a figment, nocebo, imagination, man can not hear infrasound is wind oligarchs defense.
    Der von unhörbare Lärm Wind Power Capability:
    The Misuse of Infra Sound: Industry, military, and now the cops
    Deadly Silence
    Mind Control und Waffen psychophysische: Folter in Deutschland!
    Waffen und Werbung: Mit Ultraschall it Schädel
    Nicht-Tödliche Waffen? – Ein Interview mit einem criticized Chen expert
    Die Waffe gegen die Kritik. Use ctrl f “infra”

    A Short History of Sound Weapons Pt2: Infrasound January 14, 2008
    Health Protection Agency (HPA) advice
    sonic weapon images
    vindkraft infraljud images
    Neue Waffe: Infraschall? Von Dieter Dietrich
    Front Public Health. 2015; 3: 31.
    Published online 2015 Feb 24. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00031
    Deadly Vibrations A Brief History of Sonic Warfare
    INSS Occasional Paper 15 USAF Institute for National Security Studies
    USAF Academy, Colorado
    Infraljud: Use Google translate.
    Aus der Abteilung Neuroradiologie der Medizinischen Fakultät Charité –
    Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    Ist Infraschall hörbar? – Eine fMRT-Studie zur Stimulierbarkeit des audito
    rischen Kortex durch Infraschall und niedrigfrequente Töne;jsessionid=0D94D7F76AE62C0189AF9FC9C145E90F?hosts
    Wind Farms, Infrasound And The Brain
    By Neuroskeptic | July 16, 2015 10:33 am
    Acoustic weapons
    Acoustic Trauma : Bioeffects of Sound

  3. EurActiv, March 15, 2016

    Scroll down to:
    ‘European businesses make billions from free carbon quotas’

    Frances’s E 10 billion

    “The surplus of quotas has brought enormous gains for the cement sector, including Lafarge. But it is its steel company Arcelor Mittal and oil refiner Total that are seen as the biggest winners of the system.”

    One reason Ontario business are going along with cap-and-trade?

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