Thursday, January 14, 2010
CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER
In 2007 a news article appeared about 401 Energy in which it was reported that two small wind farms in North Dufferin were being proposed. John Lowndes name was mentioned in the article as being a major owner of these lands, although, as usual, he was unavailable for comment. But the fact that the reporter contacted him, would make me think he was well aware of 401 Energy.
See the article: http://www.citizen.on.ca/news/2007-04-19/Regional_News/Wind_farms_feature_local_ownership.html
At the January 7, 2010 meeting of Council, Highlands forwarded a November 2009 news release from 401 Energy to be posted on the agenda (attached at this link http://www.401energy.com/home.html). Then they submitted the following questions:
Does Council support this 3,500 acre windfarm
Can Council identify where it is to be located
How does it contribute to the community. (NOW THAT IS RICH COMING FROM THEM, BUT I digress.....)
SO...here is what is curious.
Why is Highlands so interested?
Either they own the land themselves and are proposing the 3,500 acre wind turbine farm and used question period as a was of "releasing" the 401 new release OR....
Since blasting and dust created from a 2,400 acre 200 foot deep open pit limestone mine would not be helpful to the motors and structures of wind turbines, they are not happy to see this proceed.
Any other theories?
And in case you are wondering, yes, Council knew nothing about it and according to the Deputy Dawg, it was the "provinces fault" and we, NOT Council, should be writing the province.
And thanks to an anon tipster for this.
Addendum: ANOTHER anon tipster 100% guarantees that Highlands is NOT connected with 401 Energy.
Well, well, well. That is curious.
What is the Province going to do?
First they have a policy that says aggregate is more important than, well everything. BUT they also have a policy that favours Green Energy over, well, everything.
This will be interesting to see how this turns out and to watch Ferret Face Daniher squirm.
Posted by Minebuster at 5:03 AM