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Nova Scotia Wind Turbine Manufacturer Files For Credit Protection — Taxpayers Owed Millions

Paul Withers — CBC News — July 18, 2014 The province says it hopes to recover some of the $2 million it invested in a financially-troubled Dartmouth wind turbine manufacturer. Seaforth Energy filed for protection from creditors this week owing $4 million to 62 creditors. “Since government is the only secured creditor, we expect some […]

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23 Texas Wind Farm Hosts sue over noise and nuisance

The Acoustic Ecology Institute — January 30, 2014 In what may be an unprecedented move, 23 Texans who host wind turbines on their property have filed suit against two different wind farm developers, claiming that companies “carelessly and negligently failed to adequately disclose the true nature and effects that the wind turbines would have on the community, […]

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Bluewater Council Lowers Amount of Wind Turbine Fee Bylaw

Kirk Dickson — Blackburn News — September 2, 2013 Bluewater council has back-pedalled a little on its bylaw for building permit fees for wind turbines. Earlier this year council had approved a fee structure that amounted to $434,000 per turbine including fees and security deposits.The municipality’s legal council conceded the bylaw would likely be challenged […]

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Turtles Take on Wind Turbines (The Sun obviously hasn’t heard the latest on this story.)

Who’s the Greenest of them all?  Environmentalists go head to head. Jerry Agar — Toronto Sun — August 12, 2013 Turtles, not known for ferocity, have won a battle in Ontario. The battle is an important hill won in the war for a sensible energy policy in Ontario. Their enemy is a coalition of the […]

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Wind farm wars playing out in rural Ontario

Colin Graf — Toronto Star — July 31 , 2013 SARNIA, ONT.—Lawsuits, marches and public meetings — these are the new signs of summer in rural Ontario as energy companies advance their plans for hundreds of wind turbines across the province. Opponents of large-scale wind farms gathered for a public meeting in the 600-seat Imperial […]

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Slash wind turbine subsidies, Hudak says

Jeff Bolichowski — The Standard — April 17, 2013 Blowing away subsidies for wind farms could help rein in skyrocketing energy costs, says Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak. In a visit to a Smithville plant Wednesday, Hudak said his Progressive Conservatives are bringing legislation to Queen’s Park Thursday to axe the subsidies and hand wind […]

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Parents Demand Protection for their Children from Wind Turbine emissions

Queen’s Park     —   April 16, 2013   “Premier Wynne, 550 meters is too close!”   A group of determined parents will arrive at Queen’s Park on Thursday morning April 18 at 11:30 to demand a meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne to discuss the risks to their children from industrial wind turbines. The group […]

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Threat of Wind Turbines put my way of life under siege

Karen Empringham — County Live.ca — April 15, 2013 It was one year ago today that I sent my first e-mail to a group to explain why I had suddenly become an outspoken advocate against “green” energy as the Ontario government is delivering it. If you know me at all, you know that I am […]

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CAW reacts to turbine complaints — says it doesn’t engage protest groups. How IRONIC!

The Dock — April 14, 2013 The CAW says it is aware of and is handling the health related complaints pouring in from neighbours of the wind turbine on its property in Port Elgin. As we told you yesterday… the protest group STOP has collected more than a dozen formal complaints …everything from nose bleeds […]

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Video — Residents demand wind turbine bylaw changes in Willow Creek

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Wainfleet loses lawsuit — Court declares bylaw invalid and without effect

Dave Johnson — Niagara Advance — April 12, 2013 WAINFLEET – A Superior Court of Ontario judge has ruled Wainfleet’s two-kilometre setback for wind turbines invalid. The decision came down Friday in the lawsuit brought about by Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. and its owners the Loeffen family and Tom Rankin, head of Rankin Construction, after the township […]

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UK — Carefully assess wind turbine developers’ terms

Victoria Lancaster — Farmers Weekly — April 11, 2013 Many turbine developers are seeking sites for wind turbines because of the great returns available from the Feed-In Tariff. Most employ a ‘scattergun’ approach by sending out letters to hundreds of landowners in the hope of finding a few feasible sites and paying the site owner […]

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Massachusetts — Fairhaven official apologizes for turbine ‘suffering’

Ariel Wittenberg — SouthCoast Today — April 11, 2013 FAIRHAVEN — In a move that brought some in the audience to tears, Selectmen Chairman Charlie Murphy Tuesday night apologized to residents and called for a meeting of selectmen and the health board to discuss shutting down the town’s two wind turbines at night. Murphy said […]

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Massachusetts town votes against dismantling wind turbines

Jay Lindsay — Associated Press — April 9, 2013 BOSTON (AP) — A Cape Cod town that once considered its first wind turbine the crowning achievement of its climate protection plan came close to becoming the first community in the country to decide to tear its turbines down. Falmouth’s Town Meeting voted down a measure Tuesday […]

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Falmouth Wind Turbine newscast video

The footage isn’t the best, but the point gets across.

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