Wind energy appeal moving fast

Wind energy appeal moving fast

The first wind energy appeal to the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal is moving quickly. The Kent Breeze approval was issued November 12, 2010. The Erickson appeal was filed on November 29.  A preliminary hearing was held January 11.  The hearing of the appeal began February 1 and will conclude March 25. Several of the appellants' witnesses will testify by teleconference from other countries;Presenter status was allowed to another objector. The appellants have requested the ERT to accept  

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REA status updates

REA status updates

As of November 9th, the MOE had received 17 applications for renewable energy approvals. Six of these have been deemed “complete” and have been posted to the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry for comments: five wind, 1 biogas. The remainder were sent back for further information, or are still under review. The MOE has set a very high bar for a “complete” application, including several components that are not under the applicant’s control. The MOE expects to receive about 300 more REA  

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Rules for bird studies for wind turbines

Rules for bird studies for wind turbines

The Ministry of Natural Resources has released proposed Guidelines for wind turbine applications on both Crown and private lands. The Guidelines set out data and study requirements for applications under the Renewable Energy Approval regulation on identifying and addressing potential negative effects on birds and bird habitats during the planning, construction and operation of wind power projects. See: Birds and Bird Habitats: Guidelines for Wind Power Projects (2010), EBR Registry  

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