MAWT-WLGWAG Information Night – May 7th

Unite The Fight- May 7th 2014
Location: Silverdale Hall; West Lincoln, Ontario

Pictures and write up submitted by Linda Rogers

It was a full house once again at Silverdale Hall in rural Ontario.  People had come to hear the latest updates and  information  about various wind installations and legal and community actions being taken, not only locally but across the province.   The night  was co- hosted by WLGWAG (West Lincoln Glanbrook Wind Action Group) and  MAWT (Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc).

The following comment captures the themes of the night well:

“Really proud of my communities tonight and the people that live in them. When I have seen old time photographs of towns holding community meetings to come together to discuss or combat some issue facing them I envied their connection to one another.  I guess out of bad, some good always comes.  If we lived in a perfect utopia we would never appreciate what we have because we would never understand what it would mean if it was taken away. Democracy and community has never seemed so fine and precious as it has these past few years.”

Differences are being set aside and people are focused on the fight against the unwanted and harmful industrialization of our countryside by wind development.  Community action at a grass roots level is a growing force to be reckoned with.

 

Lecturer says answers are blowing in the wind

Waterloo Daily Bulletin

by Robert Henderson and Michael Makahnouk. May 6, 2014

Lecture poster.The effects of wind turbines will be the topic of discussion at an event featuring Carmen Krogh called “Harm from Wind Turbines: What Has Been Known for Decades” on Wednesday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. in DC 1302.

The talk is being hosted by Professor Richard Mann in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, who has been researching, recording, and measuring wind turbine noise since 2013.

Krogh has been invited to present the latest findings on wind turbines and human health.

“The topic of adverse health effects associated with wind facilities is globally debated,” reads the talk’s abstract. “It is acknowledged that if placed too close to residents, industrial wind turbines can negatively affect the physical, mental and social well-being of some. There is published research on the effects of Low Frequency/Infrasound (LFI) on people and animals dating back several decades. This presentation will provide some of the available evidence drawn from peer reviewed literature, authoritative references, and other sources.”

Carmen Krogh is an independent, full-time volunteer who has researched health and other effects associated with industrial wind energy facilities who has been published in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals and has presented papers at scientific noise conferences. She held senior positions at a major teaching hospital; as a drug information researcher; a professional association and the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada (PMRA). She is a former Director of Publications and Editor-in-chief of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS), the book used by physicians, nurses, and health professionals for prescribing information on prescription medication in Canada.

The event is free and open to the public.

Carmen Krogh Click below to listen to Carmen live.

Carmen Krogh

Universities & Education Event

Date

Wed May, 7 2014 3:30 PM EDT — Wed May, 7 2014 5:00 PM EDT

A Tribute to Mothers

“Tell Us About Your Mother”

Request for written tributes, poems, art, photos, videos to mothers.

 

Please submit to:       mothersagainstwindturbines@gmail.com

This is not a contest.  No prizes will be awarded.   This is a simple opportunity to tell us about your mother, being a mother, becoming a mother, missing your mother, your family and sharing that story.

In the rush of the day a simple request is being made to stop and a take a moment for celebration and reflection.  Soon it will be Mother’s day and the push will be on to demonstrate and honour her with a showering of flowers, cards and gifts.  Trinkets and treasures to show appreciation for the person who helped make you the person you are today.

Our life experiences and realities come in many different versions and are as varied and unique as each one of us.  The relationship with your mother may be sweet or even bitter, but shaped all of us into the person we are today.  You are held by the hands of your mother all through the many stages of your life.   Whether that person gave birth to you or not, or life circumstances created your family beyond the stereotypical image of the nuclear family, your Mother plays a pivotal role.  A time also comes for many woman when you become a mother and your primary focus is now that life you hold in your hands as another generation grows and matures.

Protecting children and family is a universal desire that binds all communities.  This group came together to protect our families, and our children born and yet to be.  The mothers have always been the protectors of families and the land which we need to survive, and where we live our lives.   We are real and the voices are strong.

Please write us telling us about your family and the person who helped make you and your family, and is your Mother.

Enercon done major contract in Canada and brings out new , high-wind turbines. 

POSTER’S NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS ORIGINALLY IN GERMAN AND HAS BEEN TRANSLATED USING GOOGLE TRANSLATE. FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE, PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://www.iwr.de/windenergie/wind-news.php?id=26054

April 11, 2014

Aurich – The wind turbine manufacturer Enercon has built on a major project in Canada within 30 months of 126 wind turbine generators (WTG ) . The manufacturer also based in Aurich, wants to expand its range of wind turbines for strong-wind locations .

Both the system of type E – 82 and E -101 of the type it should in future be in an additional version with wind class – I- interpretation according to the manufacturer . The E-82 for strong-wind sites is at 2.35 megawatts ( MW) offered nominal power. The corresponding E -101 with 3.05 MW plant is about the same power rating as the wind have Class II turbine of this platform.

New turbines with different tower , foundation and grid connection variants
The message for the expansion of the turbine Enercon has to offer Hannover Messe issued , which ends on Friday . Enercon explained now to optimize the basic machine types E -82 and E -101 for the construction of wind Class I locations. Both series Enercon guarantees in connection with relevant agreements in relation to the so-called Enercon Partner concept technical availability of 97 percent. In addition to various towers and foundations variants both strong wind series will be available with four different power supply configurations for the different target markets.

” Enercon reacts with the new high-wind versions to customer needs in international target markets . We want to offer our customers for their wind energy projects always the optimal Enercon technology, “said Enercon sales manager Stefan Luetkemeyer . The strong winds versions of the E- 82 and E -101 are primarily intended for export markets and are expected to be available in early 2015 and in early 2016 series .

Logistical challenges of large projects in Quebec
In the Canadian province of Quebec Enercon has built in just 30 months for customers Boralex and Gaz Métro total of 126 wind turbines and put into operation. The wind farm Beaupré am so far the world’s largest built by Enercon wind farms. The installed capacity is 272 MW. Machines from the E -70 and E-82 with 64 , 85 and 98 meter hub height have been installed there. A further 38 machines (91 MW) will soon follow in another two phases. The site of the first phases of construction includes about 100 square kilometers. Around 150 kilometers of roads were built for the project, also moved massive amounts earth , blasted rock and built numerous bridges .

Up to 36 large cranes were from 2012, while construction of the tower and installing the system, simultaneously cutting and added a further auxiliary cranes that were ready to unload the heavy transports . This heavy transports were carried out with special heavy-duty trucks, the so-called “Army Trucks” . Elizabeth Fennell, General Project Manager at Beaupré Project declared proudly: ” implement Deliveries within the schedule , led many successes – with on-time project delivery as the crowning glory . ”

 

FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE, PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://www.iwr.de/windenergie/wind-news.php?id=26054

Jericho wind project opponents taking case to environmental tribunal

By Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer

 

Wind turbines near Kettle Point.

 

Opponents of NextEra Energy’s 92-turbine Jericho wind energy project have appealed its provincial environmental approval.

Marcelle Brooks, with the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group, said an appeal filed by member Bob Lewis has been accepted by Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal, and a hearing is expected to be held June 24.

Construction on the wind project that will see turbines built in Lambton Shores and Warwick Township, as well as transmission lines in neighbouring North Middlesex, began days after it was approved April 14 by Ontario’s Ministry of Environment.

Ontario allows construction of renewable energy projects to continue while an appeal is underway, unless the tribunal issues a stay order.

Brooks said they know odds of an appeal succeeding are slim but still decided to go ahead.

“We need our voice to be heard at every opportunity,” she said.

Brooks said they don’t have money for a lawyer and Lewis will represent himself at the tribunal hearing.

“It’s quite complex, when you’re not a lawyer,” she said.

The group members plan to make use of experience gained when members of the wind action group appealed other wind projects.

As well as arguing that wind turbines harm the environment and human health, Brooks said the appeal will challenge the provincial approval under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

“We really did not have any say in what is going on here,” she said.

“There has been no freedom to choose, to decide location, to do what’s best for the community. The whole wind energy fiasco has been imposed on us.”

Brooks said the wind action group didn’t file the appeal itself because of past experiences with the tribunal, an independent body established by provincial legislation.

“The tribunal doesn’t care for us, all that well, because we always represent ourselves,” she said.

Brooks said they will request the hearing be held in Lambton so members of the community can attend.

NextEra has said construction of the Jericho wind project is expected to take six to nine months.

See original article here: http://www.lfpress.com/2014/05/02/jericho-wind-project-opponents-taking-case-to-environmental-tribunal

Add your name (by May 7) to an open letter to protect heritage views of Mount Tabor and the village of Milford

CCSAGE Naturally Green

As an alternative to writing comments on heritage views to the EBR as mentioned in a previous blog post, you may add your name to an open letter that will be sent to the EBR and copied to Premier Wynne and Minister Chan.

This is a new initiative to express collective community concern for Mount Tabor and the village of Milford.

Bruce Dowdell and Liz Driver hope to gather as many names as possible by next Wed, May 7, for submission to the EBR on Thurs, May 8.

If you are happy to have your name added to the letter, please send an email asap to Liz Driver at liz.driver@sympatico.ca  with the following information:

Name + how you would like to be represented, e.g., name and address and/or local business or affiliation with local community organization

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Hawaii’s Wind Turbines are Taking a Toll on Endangered Species (The Industry says it’s a “net benefit”)

Quixotes Last Stand

Watch the video accompanying this article and listen to the wind industry rep talk about how, in spite of these deaths, their turbines have a ‘net’ benefit.

Meanwhile, environmentalists turn their backs and say, “Collateral damage.”

Andrew Pereira — KITV4 news — May 2, 2014

HONOLULU —Hawaii’s push toward green energy is having an impact on flying creatures who live next to wind farms or traverse the spinning turbines, some of which stand 493 feet tall at the highest blade tips.

According to data provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 195 birds and bats and one moth were killed by five of the largest wind farms on Maui and Oahu since August 2007. KITV4 obtained the information after filling a Freedom of Information request with the agency.

“Unfortunately, that may just be the price we have to pay for wind energy, renewable energy,” said Angela Huntemer, a North…

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