Posts tagged: Canada

Turbine Decision Creating Turmoil

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – Disappointment in last week’s decision to approve 27 wind turbines in southern Prince Edward County ranges far beyond the borders of the municipality, A trio of conservation groups, including Nature Canada, Ontario Nature, and American Bird Conservancy have joined Mayor Robert Quaiff in lambasting the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) decision […]

Wednesday July 22nd, 2015 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Turbine Decision Creating Turmoil

Big Wind & Avian Mortality (Part II: Hiding the Problem)

Developing Methods to Reduce Bird Mortality in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area also looked at the placement of carcasses in relation to turbine types. It documented that the distances carcasses were found from turbine towers increased significantly as turbine megawatt ratings and blade lengths increased. Based on a sample of about 800 carcasses, the report […]

Friday March 15th, 2013 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Big Wind & Avian Mortality (Part II: Hiding the Problem)

Halt all wind projects proposed for Important Bird Areas

Wind Concerns Ontario (WCO) applauds the recent report from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) for his concerns expressed about wind power project impacts on wildlife. Ontario has 70 Important Bird Areas where “it would make sense to avoid constructing wind power projects,” the report says.  Today there are several projects proposed for IBAs, such […]

Wednesday October 3rd, 2012 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Halt all wind projects proposed for Important Bird Areas

Ontario’s Environmental watchdog Gord Miller lends support to wind turbine foes

Ontario’s environmental watchdog may be helping opponents of wind power by criticizing the turbines’ effects on bird and bat populations. Gord Miller, Ontario’s independent Environmental Commissioner, criticized the hasty approval of wind turbines without regard for bird sanctuaries and bat migration routes in a column in Monday’s Star and in his annual report, released Tuesday. […]

Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 in , , , , | Comments Off on Ontario’s Environmental watchdog Gord Miller lends support to wind turbine foes