Time is a funny thing. It can go by in a blink of an eye or remain hanging frozen in a moment.
Niagara wind was built in 2015. In 2020 it has succeeded in driving yet another family from a cherished home. They were ordered to leave under medical advice of their health care provider, due to the adverse effects of the wind facility’s intrusive emissions manifested in various forms such as noise, strobe effect (shadow flicker), and electrical emissions. The family has fought long and hard with the Ontario Ministry and the project operators without relief and continue to fight even after being forced out against their will from their property.
Not an anniversary to celebrate. The price being paid of great harm to so many without consent.
Niagara Region Wind;
Status: In operationPower: 230 MW
Construction Date 2015
Commission Date: 2016
Contract: 20 years with Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)Equivalence in tons of CO2 avoided annually 17,748 Details Turbines: 77 Enercon E-101
Rotor diameter: 101 m
Blades length: 48,6 m
Boralex announced, on January 18, 2017, the acquisition of the 230 MW Niagara Region Wind Farm located in the Regional Municipality of Niagara in Ontario, Canada. The wind farm has 77 Enercon turbines and is coverded by a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
On June 8, 2015, Boralex had signed a conditional buy/sell option for a 25% economic interest in the project in which Enercon was the majority owner. Boralex was involved in the development and construction which began in June 2015.
The town of Forest, WI has concerns over the end results of the Highland Wind Farm. Forest has spent more than half-a-million dollars fighting the project at the Public Service Commission. The devastation from the Shirley Wind Farm is a prime example as to why the town is fighting this project. (Video 5:06 in length)
Shot/Edited: Tyler Grimh
Executive Producer: Jodi Lyon-Grams
Producer: Madison Lee
Trekking on vacation and traveling the message
Wanna go? It should be an interesting discussion about the new World Health Organization Community Noise Guidelines which passed comment about the impacts of noise from industrial wind turbines. Dr. David Michaud lead researcher for the Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study 2014 is to be a keynote speaker.
Wind Turbine Noise Conference| Lisbon Portugal | June 12-14 2019
*NEW* WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region
In 2018 the World Health Organization (WHO) released the Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Regions including a conditional recommendation for wind turbine noise that is based on Lden. The Guideline Development Group only considered the wind turbine noise science base published up to 2015. There has been a rapid growth in research in the past 5 years so it is important to test the validity of the WHO recommendation against the totality of research published to date. David Michaud of Health Canada will be the principal speaker in a Forum chaired by Andy McKenzie of Hayes McKenzie and all attendees will have an opportunity to voice their opinions.
Boating Industry|April 9, 2019
MBIA urges boaters to voice their opposition to wind turbines in the Great Lakes
The Michigan Boating Industries Association, along with environmental groups, boating associations, and property owners are urging boaters to raise their voice in opposition of the proposed Icebreaker wind power turbines in Lake Erie.
Nicki Polan, executive director of MBIA says: “MBIA is not opposed to alternative sources of energy. But, regarding wind farms in our Great Lakes, we find far too many unanswered questions and documented risks to the health and aesthetics of these unique and often times fragile bodies of water. We stand opposed to plans such as the one being considered in Ohio now and we encourage all boaters and boating businesses to join us in communicating this to Ohio.”
Michigan borders on four of the five Great Lakes including a large portion of Lake Erie. Many Michigan residents’ boat on Lake Erie, and many Michigan businesses and citizens live and work along its shores.
Only 2.5% of the world’s water is fresh water, and 20% of that is coming from the Great Lakes.
“Building wind turbines in Lake Erie will threaten clean water, boating access, one of the world’s best perch and walleye fisheries, bird migration, the safety and health of coastal residents, and so much more,” said Polan.
The initial goal of the Icebreaker plan is to place 6 wind turbines, with a final goal of 1,200 wind turbines in Lake Erie, costing an estimated $24 billion.
“Wind power has proved to be very high cost with low return,” said MBIA Board Member Jim Coburn of Coburn & Associated in Macomb, Mich. “Many wind turbine projects in the U.S. and overseas have been abandoned because of this. Why this is even being considered in our Great Lakes is beyond me.”
The case against turbines is extensive, including the fact that exploding and burning turbines can be commonplace. Each turbine contains over 400 gallons of industrial lubricants in their gearboxes.Gearbox seals are known to fail and will leak oil into the waters below. But when they burn there is no way to reach and extinguish them. As the 300-foot turbine blades burn, they create toxic emissions polluting the air and waters below.
Source: Boating Industry
Massive blaze sparked by off road construction for Henvey Wind that occurred in July 2018 linked to vehicle used for Pattern Energy project.
BREAKING NEWS: Ontario fire investigators clear wind developer Pattern Energy and workers on Henvey Inlet wind farm, after off road construction vehicle ignited 11,000 hecatare blaze that destroyed large chunk of French River provincial park last summer. @CBCNews @CBCSudbury pic.twitter.com/Hi7lKWQxsx
— dave seglins (@cbcdaveseglins) February 22, 2019
|Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry|
Investigation into Parry Sound Wildland Fire Concludes
February 22, 2019 2:00 P.M.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has completed its extensive investigation into the Parry Sound 33 wildland fire.
The ministry’s team of investigators found that the fire originated at the location of a disabled vehicle in a remote area of Henvey Inlet. Assistance was sought from a forensic fire expert.
While the investigation was able to determine the origin of the fire, no provincial offence under the Forest Fires Prevention Act was found to have been committed.
Source: News Ontario
|Justine Lewkowicz Minister’s Office
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