Area the size of 4 mega-quarries consumed for turbines

Soupstock at Woodbine Park in Toronto…  a sequel to last year’s protest, Foodstock

An estimated 40,000 people were served bowls of soup in Toronto during a mega-quarry protest, Sunday. TEB

the project would directly affect an estimated 2,300 acres of farmland Torontoist

An additional 10,000 acres of vegetation are being cleared to install wind turbines in Ontario (details below). This number doesn’t include the thousands of acres of transformers & substations. It doesn’t include the thousands of km of access roads. It doesn’t include the thousands of km of transmission lines.

With an average 45 m radius, an area of 6362 square metres or 1.6 acres of vegetation is cleared around each turbine. With 6,500 utility-scale turbines proposed for Ontario, this can be extrapolated to 10,218 acres cleared of vegetation:

At the Criterion Wind Project in Maryland,  Post-Construction mortality monitoring studies were conducted.

The monitoring study period was from April 5 to November 15, 2011. Search plots were established around all 28 turbines in the project and the carcass search schedule was for daily searches at all turbines (weather and safety permitting). Search plot size varied in shape and size, due to habitat constraints, but in most cases areas up to approximately 40-50 m (~130-165 ft) from the turbines were cleared of vegetation for access and construction purposes and this area was used as the search plot.

This quote was received by email so there’s no web source referenced.

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