Updates : CALEWT

By: Lake Erie Wind Turbines  09-12-2011
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In 2006, CALEWT was formed by a group of concerned residents of Essex County in reaction to a proposal to place 119 industrial wind turbines in Pigeon Bay, in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Our position has always been that a full, non-biased/impartial environmental assessment must be completed before consideration is given to any [..]

TO:                  CALEWT
FROM:           CALEWT Steering Committee
DATE:             August 20, 2010
RE:                  Environmental Registry #011-0907
A new policy proposal from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources dated August 18, 2010 (posted on the Environmental Registry #011-0907) has just been announced.  The link is: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTEwNjg0&statusId=MTY2MTE0&language=en
Essentially, this proposed policy from the MNR is attempting to identify off shore areas in [..]

ESSEX—Local MPPs Pat Hoy and Bruce Crozier support the Ministry of Natural Resources’ new proposal to consider additional areas to be removed from offshore wind development. Areas that could be removed include those subject to important recreational activities, core commercial fishing activities, navigational lanes and sensitive environmental areas etc.
“These proposed rules would ensure that our [..]

TO:         CALEWT Members
FROM:  CALEWT Steering Committee
DATE:    June 26, 2010
RE:          Friday, June 25th Ontario Government Announcements &
Press Releases regarding Off-Shore Wind Turbines
Below, please find two announcements:
1.            Ontario Ministry of Environment Re:  Rules Proposed for Off-Shore Wind Turbines
2.            M.P.P.’s Bruce Crozier and Pat Hoy’s Press Release
The CALEWT  Steering Committee are pleased  with both these announcements [..]

For June 25, 2010
LEAMINGTON—Local MPPs Pat Hoy and Bruce Crozier said they’re pleased with new rules banning turbines within 5 km of shore, as the Province announced a complete review of where, when and how the government makes Crown land available for off-shore wind projects.
“I encourage the [..]

Pigeon Bay Legal Defense Fund Launched
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This is a short recap of what has transpired today regarding the renewable energy proposals under the Green Energy Act. 

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) announced approval of 184 large scale renewable energy projects (out of 930 applications) for a total of 2,500 mw of electricity.

Please see details on the following link:   http://www.premier.gov.on.ca
Go to “News” and [..]

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Relevant Articles : CALEWT

Seven hundred offshore wind turbines are being proposed for Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair including 165 turbines north of Lakeshore and wind farms off Amherstburg, Colchester, Kingsville and Leamington.SouthPoint Wind of Leamington had already proposed 15 turbines in three spots off the shores of Kingsville and Leamington.


Public Initiatives : CALEWT

M.P.P.’s Bruce Crozier and Pat Hoy’s Press ReleaseThe CALEWT Steering Committee are pleased with both these announcements. Ontario Ministry of Environment Re: Rules Proposed for Off-Shore Wind Turbines2. John Gerretsen, MPP, Minister of the Environment12th Floor, 135 St. Clair Ave.


What’s New : CALEWT

Http://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2011/02/ontario-rules-out-offshore-wind-projects.htmlIn 2006, CALEWT was formed by a group of concerned residents of Essex County in reaction to a proposal to place 119 industrial wind turbines in Pigeon Bay, in the Western Basin of Lake Erie.


Media : CALEWT

The province’s Green Energy Act has hamstrung residents’ ability to fight wind turbine proposals for lakes Erie and St. Clair by putting the financial onus on opponents to prove any harm to human health or the environment.Municipalities need to do hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of studies to fight 715 wind turbines proposed for.