Ontario’s First Wind Community Powers almost 7,000 homes

By Gideon Forman, Climate Change & Transportation Policy Analyst Photos by Emily Fister Miranda Fuller looks over the 10 turbines on Gunn's Hill Wind Farm in Southwestern Ontario's Oxford County, a lush region of farmland and small cities between London & Kitchener, "They're magical" she says.  The project, which started running in late 2016 and now produces [...]

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Wind Energy and Farming

 A Winning Combination Farming has always been a tough business - long hours, physical exertion and a reliance on uncontrollable and unpredictable factors like the weather. Today’s farmers, many of whom are third or fourth generation landowners, have seen the entire industry change over the past 50 years. They have watched farm land being sold [...]

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Wind turbines may have beneficial effects for crops, research suggests

Originally published in Science Daily. Source: Iowa State University Summary: Turbulence created by wind turbines may help corn and soybeans by influencing variables such as temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, according to research. The project drew on data generated by research towers set up on a 200-turbine wind farm in Iowa. Gene Takle, a Distinguished [...]

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Ontario’s Electricity System 2017

QUICK FACTS: 1. Renewables make up a small share of electricity bills 2. The costs of renewable energy have been dramatically overstated 3. Electricity rates in Ontario are high, but bills are on par with peers 4. The coal phase-out and clean energy transition has saved Ontario money overall 5. Costs for nuclear are going [...]

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February 2017 Newsletter

Strong Breeze Wind Power Partnership We appreciate the continued support from our option holders, First Nation partner, NCC Developments LP, the Erie Breezes Energy Co-op and other members of the community. Your commitment to the Strong Breeze Wind Project, and belief in wind development, will help to create an environment with fewer greenhouse gas emissions [...]

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The shift to renewable energy is easy on the pocketbook

Originally published in The Waterloo Record and The Hamilton Spectator - By Doris Grinspun, Peter Robinson, David Cork We just weathered one of the hottest summers on record in Ontario. We're not alone: Around the world, temperature records are being set and broken like it was an Olympic event. Storms get more severe, people wade [...]

By | November 22, 2016|Information, Media|Comments Off on The shift to renewable energy is easy on the pocketbook

Wind: Energizing our Community

“We raise Specklepark cattle in Dutton Dunwich and look forward to wind turbines operating in our area in the near future. This will be a great benefit to Dutton Dunwich.” - Dave McKillop & Cassie Taylor   Part 2 of our June 2015 Newsletter:   The cost of wind energy Wind energy is more cost-competitive [...]

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A Co-operative Approach to Wind Energy

Part 1 of our June 2015 Newsletter:   Iam pleased to bring you this First edition of the Erie Breezes Energy Co-operative Newsletter. Established by local community landowners, we are passionate about bringing wind energy to the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich.   Wind power can offer so much to our community.  It will: Increase the [...]

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