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Preserving the future of our beautiful Grey Highlands
 

Here are some documents for your information:

MUNICIPAL:

AMENDMENT NO. 10 TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF GREY HIGHLANDS OFFICIAL PLAN, AS MODIFIED BY THE COUNTY OF GREY OCTOBER 11, 2007

Grey Highlands Landscape and Visual Assessment Guidance for Wind Energy Farm Development (4.6 meg)

Preserve Grey Highlands position paper

WIND TURBINES - a brief history of decisions and processes
a brief history of how we got to this point, and what lies ahead... more

Read the Preserve Grey Highlands presentation to Municipality of Grey Highlands on Dec. 8, 2008

PROVINCIAL – GREEN ENERGY ACT

Bill 150, An Act to enact the Green Energy Act, 2009
the full text of the bill, a 3.6 mb pdf file.

Bill 150 is it Green?
a commentary by Keith Stelling

the Preserve Grey Highlands brief for the Legislative Committee hearings on the Green Energy Act [Bill 150]

BACKGROUND

Wind Power Perception vs. Reality
Wind power will be able to replace coal and nuclear power... Due to the intermittent nature of wind power it can only supplement, not replace traditional electrical generation... more

Sorry, can't support wind turbines
Wind turbines sound great when you first hear about them... But there are problems with the whole scheme. ...Let's make sure that if we choose to install hundreds of 400- foot high turbines in our heritage countryside we do so from informed choice... more (will open a new window)
August 23, 2008 by Dr. Ben Hoffman (federal Green Party candidate for Renfrew) in The Daily Observer

DISCONNECT BETWEEN TURBINE NOISE GUIDELINES
AND HEALTH AUTHORITY RECOMMENDATIONS
There is a disconnect between the setbacks of modern up-wind blade wind turbines from homes as recommended by health authorities and as determined from the noise guidelines of various jurisdictions. Typically, health authorities recommend 1.5 to 2 km while noise guidelines allow setbacks of 400 to 500 metres.... more

Arran Lake REPORT (Wetlands issues very similar to ours)
The frenzied boom in government-subsidized industrial wind power developments is sweeping across rural Ontario. It will permanently change our landscape, studding picturesque hills and pastures with thousands of incongruously tall steel wind turbine towers. It will remove many of the mature trees from our rural roads and superimpose instead hundreds of miles of electrical transmission lines... More

Heartfelt Plea
My opposition sprang up spontaneously when the small island in Lake Ontarion where I live was targeted for an industrial-sized wind-turbine development. Why should I welcome with open arms these behemoths the erection of which will destroy so much of the beauty and sensitive geology of the island?... more

GREY HIGHLANDS LANDOWNERS! Industrial wind turbines have become a topic in our community - again! more

Dr. Pierpont's letter to Town of Essex on health effects

WIND CONCERNS ONTARIO meets with MINISTER OF ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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