Sarnia Observer, Paul Morden
One of the first wind turbine project proposals in Lambton County appears to have pulled up stakes and left. Michael Schnare, administrator-clerk of Dawn-Euphemia Township, said landowners who had signed leases with the Sydenham Wind Energy Centre received letters recently from the developer saying the project is not going ahead.
“Mainsteam is no longer an active proponent here,” Schnare said. “They’re gone.” While the township hasn’t received official word from the company, landowners who signed leases allowing turbines to be built by Mainstream on their property received letters saying “they don’t think they could make a viable application under the new rules for energy procurement,” he said. Those landowners include Mayor Bill Bilton, who signed a lease several years ago.
Bilton said the letter he received a few weeks ago from the company said “they were terminating the project” and releasing landowners from their leases. “Wind mills have gotten to be such a controversial subject, it doesn’t really disappoint me,” the mayor said. Read article