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Another Anti-Wind Power Appeal Dismissed
Posted on 19 Jun 2014 by Dianne Saxe

Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has dismissed another anti-wind power appeal: May 14, 2014, Pitt v. MOE ERT Registry Number: 13-121. The Wainfleet Wind Energy Project can now proceed, despite objections from a skydiving club. The ERT... Read More

Off-Shore Wind Law Suit Against Ontario Will Proceed
Posted on 23 Dec 2013 by Dianne Saxe

By Meredith James Trillium Power Wind Corporation’s planned off-shore wind farm in Lake Ontario was effectively cancelled by the provincial moratorium on off-shore wind development, openly adopted for political reasons. Trillium sued the Province... Read More

Wind Project "Take" Permits Extended to 30 Years - Eagles Nonplussed
Posted on 3 Feb 2014 by J. Wylie Donald

by J. Wylie Donald Bald and golden eagles now sleep less soundly. On January 8 the Fish and Wildlife Service’s new rule revising the regulations for permits for the taking of golden eagles and bald eagles went into effect. According... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Renewable Energy On Track Despite Setbacks
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by State Net

State mandates to use more renewable energy have run into some roadblocks, but many are still on target in spite of these setbacks. The relentless march of the states to greater use of renewable energy has hit some bumps on the road. The biggest... Read More

Ruling: Wind Turbine Approvals Comply With The Charter
Posted on 30 Jan 2014 by Dianne Saxe

The Environmental Review Tribunal has approved another wind farm, in Bovaird v. Director, Ministry of the Environment , Case Nos.: 13-070 to 13-075. The Dufferin Wind Power Project , in the Township of Melancthon, County of Dufferin, is now approved to... Read More

Department of the Interior Conducts Second Offshore Wind Auction
Posted on 7 Oct 2013 by Foley & Lardner LLP

On September 4, 2013, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) held its public auction of the first federal lease for an offshore wind energy site off the Mid-Atlantic coast. This was the second federal lease... Read More