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.
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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
May 17, 2014
This picture was taken in February 2014, during the construction of wind project in Ontario, Canada.
May 17, 2014
Note the width of the road compared to the road grader. This new wind turbine access road follows the treeline toward the horizon. These pictures were taken in February, 2014 from the existing municipal road (dark horizontal strip in the foreground). The bottom picture has a sign indicating that 2 wind turbines will be accessed from the new road. New roads are being built for the almost 7,000 large wind turbines planned for Ontario, Canada. For a detailed list, open the spreadsheet on the home page.
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January 5, 2014
1st Anniversary of Eagle Nest Removal: It has been one year since an active bald eagle nest was cut down to build wind turbines nearby. Here is a history of the Ontario government’s dismantling of its Endangered Species Act: