Tag Archives: NextEra

Leaseholder Speaks Out Against NextEra

Tip o’ the hat to Ontario Wind Resistance OPEN LETTER TO: Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mr. Tim Hudak, Ms. Andrea Horvath, REA Being landowners who were fraudulently scammed into signing an option/lease for wind development in 2011, the terms and conditions of which we remained unaware until October 2013 when we were first given the document, then […]

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NextEra Shuts Down 145 Texas Wind Turbines (all less than 20 years old) Due to Damage from Ice Storms

Kassia Miccek — Platts McGraw Hill Financial — May 12, 2014 NextEra Energy Resources is planning to shut two of its wind farms in Texas after both were significantly damaged by ice storms in November. The company, which describes itself as the largest renewable generator in North America, on Friday notified the Electric Reliability Council […]

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4 Dead as Plane Smashes Into NextEra Wind Turbine in S. Dakota

Dirk Lammers — SfGate — April 28, 2014 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A small airplane heading back to South Dakota after a Texas cattle sale crashed into a wind farm in foggy weather, killing the pilot and three passengers. Elizabeth Cory, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the Piper 32 was traveling […]

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Vandals cause $60,000 damage to turbine parts in Haldimand

Simcoe Reformer.ca — January 20, 2013 HALDIMAND – Damage was pegged at $60,000 this weekend after wind turbine parts at a site in Haldimand County were vandalized. The incident happened sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning at a location on Walpole Concession Road 7. Someone painted graffiti on parts of the giant turbine while setting other […]

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Bluewater applies for intervenor status for Nextera’s proposed transmission line.

Rick Stow — Bayshore Broadcasting — January 9, 2013 march of wind energy to the Ontario power grid has its twists and turns — and that’s true with both transmission routes, and legal hurdles. Nextera’s Varna Wind Project application faces both the Renewable Energy Approval (RAE) process under the Green Energy Act, and a hearing […]

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The Eagle’s Nest

From Wind Farm Realities  Wayne Gulden — January 7, 2013 (Picture from Ontario Wind Resistance) By now probably everyone who reads this already knows about the removal of an active eagle’s nest near Fisherville, Ontario, by Nextera.  The tree (a 100+ year-old cottonwood) and nest were apparently in the way of several turbines and Nextera […]

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Reaction from Vic Fedeli regarding the Bald Eagle’s nest removal

News release as provided by Vic Fedeli (PC Energy Critic) The costs of wind – financial and otherwise – are simply too much Bye Bye Birdie…Hello Wind Turbine? Recent government approvals which are allowing the dismantling of the homes and habitat of birds in favour of wind turbine construction is proof positive there needs to […]

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Hamilton Spectator writes about the Eagles Nest destroyed by NextEra

Teri Pecoskie — The Spec.com — January 6, 2013 Eagle nest removed from wind farm site Protesters attempted to stop a wind energy company from removing an active bald eagle nest near Fisherville this weekend — but their efforts were ultimately unsuccessful. According to the Ontario Wind Resistance website, NextEra Energy employees cut down a […]

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West Grey says no to wind turbines

Laura McDuff — The Post — October 17, 2012 WEST GREY – West Grey Council passed a resolution at Monday night’s meeting that they hope will stop the construction of NextEra’s wind energy farm and any other wind turbines that could be constructed within the municipality. The resolution said that West Grey will not be a willing […]

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Wind opponents snatch small victories against NextEra Energy

Dan Brown — London Free Press — July 9, 2012 Wind energy opponent Esther Wrightman freely admits she uses underhanded tactics. “Was it devious? Absolutely,” she said with a chuckle Monday.   Wrightman was referring to booking a meeting room at the Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre for a gathering Tuesday at 4 p.m. The devious part? […]

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NextEra feeling more of the brunt of community pushback

Turbines meeting hits doldrums DEBORA VAN BRENK — THE LONDON FREE PRESS — July 6, 2012 Community anger is the latest reason proponent NextEra can’t find a place for its public presentation Amy Chan has owned a restaurant around Strathroy for 24 years, but it wasn’t until now that she felt compelled to cancel a […]

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NextEra moves boundaries of Jericho wind farm back to Warwick, raising suspicion

Sarnia This Week — June 29, 2012 WARWICK – When people in Lambton County get their next look at NextEra’s Jericho Wind Energy Center, it’s going to look a little different. And that’s raising the suspicions of wind activist fighting the project. The company has been working on a 92-turbine wind project in Lambton Shores since 2006. […]

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Wind farm boundary shifts south

Paul Morden — Sarnia Observer — June 18, 2012 The proposed 92-turbine Jericho Wind Energy Centre’s southern boundary has shifted south into Warwick Township. Originally, the 150-MW wind farm turbines NextEra Energy Canada plans to build, were all planned for Lambton Shores. “As the project develops and as the project progresses, things kind of shift […]

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