6,700 Large Onshore Wind Turbines in Ontario

March 31, 2011

To see the most recent list of turbines installed in or proposed for Ontario (Canada), click this link:

All are as big or larger than Toronto’s Ex Place turbine.Oct 22 13 Turbines For Ontario-3

Please leave a comment if you notice any errors or omissions.

A larger version of this map can be found under Bruce County on the right.

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At-risk Golden Eagles to die if Prince Edward Cty wind farm built

August 31, 2014

Originally posted on Ottawa Wind Concerns:

A Prince Edward County community group has received documents via Freedom of Information that show Golden Eagles, an at-risk species of bird, would almost certainly die in significant numbers, if a 49-turbine wind “farm” is built as planned in Prince Edward County. The County is about two hours south-west of Ottawa, near Kingston, and is in the North American eastern flyway for migratory birds.

The County Coalition for Safe Appropriate Green Energy (CCSAGE) says the documents it obtained show that even with the limited number of days the wind power developer wpd Canada surveyed for the birds (just three days), substantial numbers of the birds would fly through at the height of the turbine blades, and die.

CCSAGE is also deeply concerned that this information was not made available to the public by either the developer or the Ontario government and, in addition, their request for this specific information was…

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1030 years of green-washing

August 25, 2014

Around the year 984 or 985, the outlaw Eirik the Red returned to Iceland, after having spent 3 winters in a land he called Greenland, as he said people would be attracted there if it had a favourable name. In reality, Greenland is almost completely covered in ice, and therefore not very green at all. This may well be history’s first example of green-washing: calling things green to make them seem better than they are. Things haven’t changed much in 1030 years.

“no longer green energy”

July 11, 2014

Winds farms, says Cheskey, “just can’t go everywhere. There should be certain no-go zones.” If turbines start killing birds and damaging biodiversity, “to me it’s no longer green energy,” he says.

Read the full story and take the opportunity to comment here.

Golden eagles would funnel through a turbine killing zone in Prince Edward County

July 11, 2014

Originally posted on CCSAGE Naturally Green:

Golden eagleThe south shore of Prince Edward County (PEC), where two industrial wind power generation projects are proposed (White Pines/wpd Canada and Ostrander Point/Gilead Power), is a main migration path for the at-risk Golden Eagle. This is clear from both government information on the birds, and is confirmed in the wind power developer’s own Species At Risk report; the wpd report was obtained by community group the County Coalition for Safe Appropriate Green Energy, or CCSAGE, through a Freedom of Information request.

The wpd surveys reported an average of four Golden Eagles per day on each of the three survey days in November—and, according to the surveys, most were flying at the wind turbine blade height. As a result, there could be at least as many as 120 Golden Eagles migrating through the area in the month of November alone, all flying at the dangerous blade level. It is presumed the…

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Which part is the green part?

July 1, 2014

Is it the trees & vegetation cleared to build 70 km of new roads? Or the 315 km of underground & overhead power lines? Or the fossil fuel burned to deliver 1,240 large truckloads? Or the mining & smelting to make the turbine parts?

1,240 large truckloads of turbine parts delivered. About 280 km of underground cable was laid, about 70 km of gravel access roads were built, about 35 km of overhead transmission lines were installed and there is a 1 km transmission line that runs under Highway 401 Chatham This Week

vehicle emissions biggest contributor to air pollution

June 4, 2014

All of the Ontario government’s messing around with the electricity sector for the past decade is not addressing the # 1 source of air pollution; the millions of vehicles on Ontario roads.

According to a Toronto Public Health report released earlier this month, motor vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to air pollution

Levels of nitrous oxide are higher around Toronto highways



Killing trees to reduce CO2?

May 17, 2014

This picture was taken in February 2014, during the construction of wind project in Ontario, Canada.



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