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Friday, April 8, 2011

Learning About Wind Energy

Meaford | by Kevin Bernard  

Wind Concerns Meaford is holding an information meeting about wind energy.

An educational session on wind energy will be held Saturday at the Meaford Hall.

The session runs from 3 PM until 5:30 PM and is put on by "Wind Concerns Meaford."

Admission to the Meaford Hall for the meeting is five dollars.

Director Christine Silvester says the goal is to shed some light on the issue of wind energy, which she claims is not "green" and won't save us money on energy.

There are several speakers lined up for the event...

Tom Adams, an energy consultant and former executive director of Energy Probe will kick things off.

The University of Toronto Chair of Law and Economics, Michael Trebilcock, will look at the effects on hydro prices and the environment.

Other speakers are Mike Murray, an area real estate broker Ian Hanna, a Prince Edward county farmer on his fight over setback requirements. and environmental lawyer Eric Gillespie.

Silvester says the plan for 26 wind turbines near Annan by International Power Corporation will impact both the health of nearby residents, and the views in the Meaford area.

Medical Officer of Health Doctor Hazel Lynn was invited to speak at the meeting, but decided to sit in the audience and hear the presentations instead.


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