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Windshare: A stellar investment, a gallant icon

Blog originally posted by Stewart C. Russell on http://scruss.com/blog/

I’ve never regretted my investment in WindShare. When I heard about the plan to put a wind turbine at Exhibition Place, I’d been in Canada for less than a month. We didn’t even have a permanent place to live when I put down my $501. I knew, though, that it would be an investment in the future. (more…)

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Energy leaders debate Ontario’s future electricity mix!

Renewable Energy Advocacy & Review of Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan

Wind energy can make an important contribution to Ontario’s future electricity needs. Ontario is working to develop a new (more…)

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The wind industry provides submission to Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan review

The Canadian Wind Energy Association posted its official submission to the Ontario Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) Review: (more…)

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Friends of Wind on hand for defeat of Bill 39

Friends of Wind Ontario co-founder Jutta Splettstoesser and renewable supporters were on hand at Queen’s Park April 18 for the defeat of PC Party Bill 39 which aimed to end the Green Energy Act (more…)

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A Trip to the Wolfe Island Wind Farm

Do you have any lingering Fears, Uncertainties and Doubts (FUD) about wind farms?  If so, I suggest a visit with Mike Jablonicky at the TransAlta Wolfe Island Wind Farm. Carpooling with your friends is a great way to go. (more…)

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Anti-Wind Groups Make Me Sick

I often wonder if my experience living near windmills would have been different had I been inundated with the anti-wind message before we bought our home. If I had heard the ‘wind farms make people sick’ message over and over again, would that have changed my perception of reality? It’s hard for me to say. (more…)

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Anti-Wind Litigation: Is There An End In Sight?

Blog originally posted on http://envirolaw.com by Dianne Saxe and Meredith James.

This article was written for, and may also be found on, the excellent legal blog SLAW.

For the full blog and list of references please link back to the original. 

After nearly two years of vigorous anti-wind litigation in Ontario, anti-wind activists have failed to satisfy any court or tribunal that wind energy development in accordance with government standards will cause serious harm. Many wind projects have been approved, and wind-based electrical generation is growing fast. However, the same concerns keep being raised, and we know of no Ontario wind farm that has obtained its approval without the cost and delay of litigation. (more…)

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Why I Love, Support & Believe in Wind Energy

Originally posted by Meredith Smith on her blog, LifeAmongGiants

My fascination with wind turbines began sometime around 2006. (more…)

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Ernestown Wind Park distinguished as community engagement leader

Ernestown Windpark Inc. was awarded the 2012 SWITCH Rural Initiatives Award on November 8, 2012 at the annual SWITCH Awards in Kingston, Ontario. (more…)

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For every appraisal there is an equal and opposite appraisal

This blog was originally published on Ontario Highlands Friends of Wind Power October 31, 2012. (more…)