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Oklahoma Judge Orders County to Approve Wind Turbine Development

(Editor’s Note:  The judge rejected complaints that the 400-foot towers would damage the sweeping views of the Osage prairie. “There is just as much of a chance,” the judge wrote, “that the general public will drive to see the operation of a wind farm as would be turned off by it.” So the judge rules […]

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McGuinty Gov’t Changed Green Energy Rules to Benefit Liberal-linked Firms

Scott Stinson — National Post — June 8, 2014 A U.S. wind power developer that is seeking $653-million in damages under a NAFTA challenge accuses the government of Ontario of manipulating Green Energy Act rules to benefit the interests of Liberal-connected firms, according to court documents obtained by the National Post. The court filing, recently […]

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Michigan: Judge rules it’s too late to add more participants to wind turbine suit

Jeff Broddle — Cadillac News — January 22, 2014 A Wexford County judge turned down a motion by the defendants in a wind turbine lawsuit to allow as many as 200 property owners who lease their property to the wind developers to be added as participants in the suit. Several dozen property owners filled one […]

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Is it just a coincidence that Ontario AND Britain are told in the same week that communities will get more say???

Strange coincidence that Ontario Energy Minister Chiarelli stood in parliament and stated that communities would be given more say in wind projects the very same week that the announcement was made in Britain.  Not only that, but the wind developers will be giving more money to the community for their participation. Does anyone else think […]

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Tokenism rules Liberals’ rural dealings

Jim Merriam — Niagara Advance.ca — March 16, 2013 The question I’ve been asked by some politicians is this: “What is it that rural Ontario really wants?” The answer: “Treat us fairly or leave us alone.” The latter obviously is not going to happen and the former rarely happens. Here’s a recent example: The Liberal […]

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Illinois — Wind farm complaints prompt review of rules

Tracy M0ss — The News-Gazette — March 10, 2013 HOPE — Michael Creech had planned to retire at the family homestead, a two-story farmhouse among square miles of farmland east of Hope in western Vermilion County. But he said he’s changed his mind now that the California Ridge wind farm started operation, mostly because of […]

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Under new rules, Ontario wind farm operators will continue to get paid, even when power curbed

John Spears — Toronto Star — March 4, 2013 Ontario wind power companies have reached an agreement that will curb electricity output from wind turbines when there’s surplus power on the grid. In return, the companies will get compensated for lost output, within certain limits. The agreement puts an end to a dispute before the […]

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Australia — Wind farm lobbyists deny more rules are needed

Nick Perry — The Australian — November 14, 2012 WIND farms don’t need further rules about noise levels because the existing regulations are among the toughest in the world, a Senate hearing has been told. An inquiry on Wednesday examined a Senate bill seeking to refuse certification to wind farms that exceed normal background noise […]

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UK — The day villagers blew wind turbines away

Victory for the little man as High Court rules in favour of preserving the landscape Tamara Cohen — Daily Mail — May 29, 2012 Proposal for 350ft turbines rejected by council and government inspectors Judge rules building four turbines on edge of Norfolk Broads would harm character and appearance Residents fight ‘overdevelopment’ in picturesque countryside […]

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