Giant Goderich 140 wind turbine project gets go-ahead

goderichJohn Miner, London Free Press
Construction of a massive wind farm — equal to the largest ever planned in Ontario — is set to start after a victory for the company at the Environmental Review Tribunal. Workers are being hired and construction is to start before the end of March, the companies behind the K2 Wind Power Project said Thursday.

The project north of Goderich will dwarf existing wind farms in the province, with a capacity of 270 megawatts and 140 giant turbines. It’s expected to start providing power by the second half of 2015, enough to meet the energy needs of 100,000 homes. The project will require construction of 90 kilometres of new access roads in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township just to service the turbines.

Local opponents of the project had appealed its approval to the review tribunal, arguing the project will have far-reaching negative impacts on the lives and property of township residents. Read article

26 thoughts on “Giant Goderich 140 wind turbine project gets go-ahead

  1. Lord help us NOW! Can not win against these billionaires. The liberals needed to go a long time ago but GTA thought different. What do we have left? The turtles also have lost the race, The PCs were so quiet last time, so we get what we get. Give up? No! But so far this approach is not working. NEXT???

  2. Rural Ontarians are going to have to decide if they wish to live with about 6,700 IWTs or rescue themselves from this fate.

    In another four years this will be nearly accomplished. Which will be more difficult to live with the IWTs or to part company with those who think this is ok?

    • In light of this extremely disconcerting state of affairs, perhaps it’s time to remind all residents of rural Ontario, forced to face the threat of the possibility of adverse health effects or loss of property values that our government owes its existence to the people. Its primary purpose is to protect and safeguard the citizenry. It also exists to ensure the welfare of the populace, as well as to sustain an order in which all may flourish and pursue their goals. This social contract is very much a two-way street in which the governed promise to carry out their civic duties while the government fulfills their myriad responsibilities .

      Some of the basic obligations and functions, which all governments are held to and expected to perform within this contract include a good faith commitment to: (i) protect the life, well-being and livelihood of each and every citizen, (ii) maintain for the citizens a reasonably safe and secure environment in which to live, work and play.

      We need to get to the bottom of how it is that our democratic rights were taken away from us by the Green Energy Act Alliance.

      When people en masse realize that this mess is a human rights violation, they’ll have the option of seeking justice through a huge class action lawsuit. Some will have had direct negative experiences, others will support the CA out of compassion for the victims.

      • We need to get to the bottom of how it is that our democratic rights were taken away from us by the Green Energy Act Alliance.

        “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

        You ignored your children s school books. You allowed teachers to teach them without examining the content of the lessons.

        You watched Davd Suzuki.

        You let talk of Global Warming and Climate Change go unchallenged.

        You said nothing when Cabinet Ministers with little or no scientific training appropriate to their portfolios were chosen.

        You donated to Greenpeace, WWF, and WCWF.

        You bought Green Products and said nothing when they did not work.

        You considered it an imposition that you might have to read about the research on environmental issues.

        You accepted CTV and CBC as having expertise on environmental subjects…

        You paid no attention when the laws were passed that lead to this disaster.

        You said nothing when they announced initiatives for which they had no mandate.

        You said nothing when your neighbours allowed them themselves to be sold “Green Energy”

        Only when it affected your back yard did you complain.

        We all did this.

        I could write a book on this…

  3. wow take that $1500 bucks a year bribeeeeys your gonna need every penny of it when your home isnt worth a damn!

  4. It boggles my mind just how ignorant and apathetic the sheer numbers of landowners are who still sign up for this crap. There has to be some serious consequences to deter these people from signing up. Sad, and very disturbing.

    • It’s money in their pocket, and it comes from our pocket. What;s not like?

      Especially if we lose our jobs. The the landowners are even more wealthy — relatively speaking — until the whole bubble collapses.

      This entire scheme reminds me of the South Sea Bubble and the Dutch Tulip Bubble.

      Anybody see any difference?

  5. For those of you needing a primer on the Green Energy Act and how the various investment mechanisms work a full explanation can be found here:

    The stated instrument of investment is generally obscure enough to mask it from comparative scrutiny, but really any story will do, as long as payments are regularly made to “earlier investors” to provide credibility. These fortunate few are known as “songbirds” since they sing the praises of the scam to others. Any money paid to investors, described as income or interest, is actually a distribution from the “capital” already received.

    The regular payment of so-called dividends induces investors to bring friends, family members, or business colleagues into the scheme and to put up additional funds themselves now that they are convinced of its veracity. The operators will also persuade you, with little effort, to “roll over” your “profits” into another investment cycle, so your actual return ends up being back on paper only.

    They may decide to provide you with just “statements” showing you your profits rather than sending out cheques, but the receipt of a cheque in the mail seems to generate more enthusiasm for participants, and it ultimately makes it back to the con at any rate.

    This kind of setup relies on keeping his victims from knowing they are being cheated for as long as possible so others can be lured in.

    Just sayin’

    • Business owners refuse service to these land owners. Make an example of these clowns who are destroying the lives of the people of Goderich and many other communities. Blackball is a strong word but if that’s what it takes ? We have very little left to fight with. Let’s get down and dirty.

      • Naw — just charge them extra. Lots extra. It will help to pay your electricity bills.

  6. on the subject of green bonds, money creation and ponzis , google:

    The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind – Hidden Secrets (you tube)

    -a primer on the money system based on endless debt creation . the gerbils on the tread wheel have to run ever faster and consume ever more resources to pay the rent on the money the bankster elites created out of thin air, e.g. to “finance” the windscam. the planet’s resources are finite and so the money system is not sustainable and the elites are scamming fast and furious cuz the money system has nowhere to go but down. plan accordingly.

    • Premier Social Justice – with nerves of steel
      actually said this,

      “I’m not in office to play it safe,
      I’m in office to do my best to help”

      (as she delivered on – $100.00 gift cards,
      and the food box – photo op)

      Liberal mantra –
      Never let a good crisis – go to waste;

      She’s near by – for the next crisis – and, camera ready.

  7. This project is not the “largest ever in Ontario” as reported by the author of this article.

    FYI… Samsung/Pattern are just finishing erecting a 270 MW project in Chatham-Kent (the same size as K2).

    Condolences to all those soon to be receptors in both C-K and in the K2 project.

    • Hey Wind Wraith,

      There’s still the issue – of the electricity grid.
      What do you know about the grid?

      • Oh WillR,

        No – I’m referring to the new grid – for privateers;
        built partly with ratepayer money.
        Some grid – like St. Columban – will be built with private money (let’s hope they don’t send us the bill);
        but, they feel they are hot –
        and, can do a better job – anyways!

        WillR – that grid!

        I kept it short – on purpose.

  8. Hey Ontario
    There ought to be a law – maybe, there is.

    $1,500: what company is offering to pay a year to people living within 1 km of a turbine’

    Liberal corruption @ the local level of government……
    ………pass it on!

    • The unfortunate, non-participating homeowners closer than 1km are going to have to shut their windows and install central air conditioning due to the turbine noise at night. The $1500 won’t even cover the increased hydro usage! So much for environmentally sound!

  9. The information about the relationship between Stantec and Capital Power was posted at OWR last May.

    The towns affected by these two companies should have been informed about this situation back then so they could have looked into this matter.

  10. When you already have some of the top doctors in Ontario willing to back the government’s policies on IWTs how are you going to counter this?

    All the government has to do is trot these doctors out in public and urban voters will believe them.

    As far as I can tell there is only one person on the ERT that has any scientific education.

    Try to present IWT “noise” issues to a judge that does not know anything about the science of “sound”. You may as well talk to the wall.

    • They both require precise language — especially if one is to do dirty deeds in the cloaks of kindness, charity, service to man and benevolence.

  11. Wikipedia, Maurice Strong
    Scroll down to :
    “American Water Development”/AWDI
    A corportation controlled by Strong and his associates wanted to sell water rom the San Luis Valley to the front range of Colorado which could have caused significant environmental damage to the San Luis Valley. AWDI lost and was required to pay $3.1 million in legal fees.

  12. The 1000 promised jobs will prove to be an illusion, any resident can tell you that Bruce Nuclear has provided thousands of jobs for 3 generations of locals. Wind power can no more do this than it can generate reliable power.
    !000 construction jobs, swings for playgrounds, 30 pieces of silver look good value compared to this pittance.


      Check out the ACW website slogan for Goderich/ ACW –

      “Welcome to ACW – An Oasis of Quiet Country and Cottage Life.”

      I don’t think all those construction trucks and thumping of turbines will be an “Oasis of Quiet”!!!!

      • No quiet country life will vanish forever, or at least for 20 years until the towers have to be removed, at public cost.

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