MNR confirms 12 off-shore wind applications in Lake Huron

Eight of 12 applications in Kincardine, Point Clark Saugeen Shores area

By Troy Patterson    Kincardine News

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has confirmed that three companies have issued 12 off-shore wind power project applications within Lake Huron.

Of the applications, eight are “in the area near Kincardine and Goderich and near Port Elgin at MacGregor Point,” said Jolanta Kowalski, senior media relations officer for the MNR in a telephone interview Wednesday. “We don’t yet know the number of turbines, as they’re not applications of record, they’re just applications.” Continue reading

Kincardine Council to lobby for wind concerns

Councillor Randy Roppel

By Hilary Holmes, Special to the KINCARDINE NEWS

The Council of the Municipality of Kincardine agreed to support the Building and Planning Committees’ recommendation for local politicians to lobby the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and other municipal organizations with citizens’ concerns on wind farms at the upcoming AMO conference.

“I strongly recommend that it be the mayor that carry the stick on this matter,” stated Councillor Randy Roppel. Mayor Larry Kraemer acknowledged this responsibility and promised to represent concerned individuals in the best manner possible. Continue reading

Central Bruce Grey to hold Information meeting

Central Bruce Grey Wind Concerns (Armow and Bluewater projects)
are hosting a Wind Turbine Public Information Meeting
on Thursday evening, June 24th at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.
Doors open at 6 pm, speakers begin at 7pm.

Carmen Krogh, David Colling and local resident Cheryl Murray will present.

Editorial: A Puzzler

Kincardine Independent

There is nothing particularly new in this mania to cover the Lake Huron shoreline with wind turbines.

I happened to read the May, 2010, Walrus Magazine last week which featured an article explaining why Europe will outshine North America in the 21st Century. The Europeans are away ahead of us, says the author, when it comes to green energy.

Well, when it comes to the Feed-in Tariff (FIT), one of the cornerstones of Ontario’s Green Energy Act, they are about a decade ahead. Continue reading