Archive for January, 2011

Remembering Emerson McLay

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Emerson McLay passed away on Thursday. He was the farmer that I lease land from for the Ferndale wind turbines. He taught me a lot about how a farmer thinks about his land.

Property Tax on Wind: What is Fair?

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Certain municipal politicians have been complaining that wind turbines do not pay enough property tax. Of course, a municipality’s budget would benefit from more tax on any structure. But before we ask wind to pay more tax, we should compare it to the tax paid by other sources of generation. This entry will compare Bruce Power with wind. (more…)

Wind Production in Ontario 2010

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

The numbers are in for wind production in Ontario last year. The IESO had a news release that included the data.