January Newsletter

Read our January Newsletter below, click to view the actual newsletter.

Happy New Year! The members of BEARAT would like to thank everyone for the continued support and apologize for the lack of communication as of late. Unfortunately, there is still not a lot to report at this time.

As noted in December, a delay in the evaluation of Large Renewable Project proposals has extended the timeline of approvals. We will now not know until March which bids have been successful. In the meantime, related news and articles of interest are below. Stayed tuned.

Township mayor 'dumbfounded' by police turbine fees

North Frontenac Mayor Ron Higgins said he "didn’t know wind turbines were included,” in police billing purposes. As we all know, North Frontenac declined to support the project that could see up to 52 wind turbines built in the township. If approved, the 52 turbines would add about $15,600 to the township’s policing costs. 



Re: Wind Turbines - A letter to the Frontenac News

In a letter written to the Frontenac News on January 20, Donnie McAlear, a resident of the township of Greater Madawaska expresses concerns over the targeting of the community for a large renewable energy project, after learning the township has been approached by Innergex Renewable Energy out of Longeuil Quebec.




In Case you missed it: Ontarians paid $37-billion above market for electricity over eight years, Auditor-General's report says




Mr. Chiarelli, the minister of energy also contended that some of the higher electricity prices were a cost of weaning the province off coal-fired power and onto cleaner sources. But Auditor-General Bonnie Lysyk said Ontario pays more for green power than other jurisdictions. Compared to U.S. prices, the cost of wind power in Ontario is double and solar power is more than triple. The 2010 Green Energy Act, Ms. Lysyk said, mandated higher prices for wind and solar power companies than they had received previously. This added up to $9.2-billion more in renewables costs.




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