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CanWEA continues with their absolute outright lies. Shame on them!

Orangeville Citizen — January 3, 2013

Ontario setbacks are among most stringent wind energy guidelines around the world

Re: Council endorses 1.4km setback

It is important to consider the facts when discussing setbacks for wind turbines. Ontario’s regulated setback of 550-m from dwellings is considered among the most stringent guidelines for wind energy development in the world.

According to a comprehensive review of setback guidelines conducted in 2011 (International Review of Policies and Recommendations for Wind Turbine Setbacks from Residences: Minnesota Department of Commerce: Energy Facility Permitting): “Very few countries have mandatory wind turbine setback distances between wind turbines and homes” but “Ontario has well-developed turbine setback regulations.”

For countries with required or recommended wind turbine setback distances, the average lower setback distance is approximately 470 meters (1,542 feet), and the average upper setback distance is approximately 700 meters (2,297 feet).

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