July 24, 2006. We have begun the construction work for the addition of two turbines to the Ferndale site. The foundation perimeters have been staked, and marked with orange paint. A high hoe and dump truck are working on excavating the south foundation.
Archive for July, 2006
The Town of Saugeen Shores is in the south central part of Bruce County on the shore of Lake Huron. It is home to the beautiful communities of Southampton and Port Elgin. But their Municipal Council has passed some truly bizarre bylaws. What on earth were they thinking?
I have been wanting to see Al Gore’s movie on climate change. I even wanted to know where to find it so we could arrange a special showing in Owen Sound. It has been to Guelph. Toronto. Windsor. Kitchener. But I haven’t seen it. Apparently it is coming to Owen Sound as part of the Tom Thomson film festival in October. It is always good to see what the “popular” media is playing.
When you build a wind farm in Ontario that is more than 2 megawatts (basically more than one large turbine), you are required to go through a Provincial Environmental Assessment.
My Scottish neighbour across the street calls the Ferndale Turbine “Tessie”. How was Tessie’s day?
The previous entry described some of the technologies available to achieve dramatic reductions in electricity use. So the technologies exist. But how do we get them used, so we can see actual reductions in consumption?
Understanding the potential of some specific energy conservation technologies is helpful in understanding the potential for conservation overall.
Ontario has enormous opportunities to reduce its electricity consumption with an improvement in efficiency, and conservation.