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  • Monday, December 15, 2014 10:48 AM | Christine Koenig

    A study conducted in Melancthon Township, ON, including the analysis of more than 7,000 home and farm sales that occurred between 2002 and 2010 came to the conclusion that the 130 wind turbines installed in the vicinity of those properties had no effect on the value and sales prices achieved.

    While this may come as a surprise to some, for those that have followed the research on property values near wind farms it is only confirmation of what studies in other jurisdictions have found over and over again.


    You can read the full article on this topic published in the Toronto Star on December 7th here:

    Wind turbines have little impact on property values, study concludes


    The full original study can be obtained here:


  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:09 PM | Christine Koenig

    A great analysis and wake-up call by Kris Stevens, Executive Director of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, recently published in the Corporate Knights magazine. Follow the link below:

    http://www.corporateknights.com/channels/utilities-energy/ontario-power-authority/


  • Friday, November 07, 2014 11:33 AM | Christine Koenig

    What has been shown elsewhere many times has finally been reproduced at taxpayers costs of $ 2.1 million by a Health Canada study. The long awaited study was launched in 2012 and once more confirms that there are no effects on human health caused by wind turbines.

    What the study also (again) shows is that there is an annoyance effect and that Ontarians seem to be about 3-times more annoyed by wind turbines than people living in other jurisdictions. Interestingly this annoyance effect is correlated with the activity level of anti-wind activists, meaning it is the activity of the anti-wind activists that makes us prone to be more annoyed by wind turbines.

    Interesting, eh?


    To get the full study follow the link here:


    Health Canada Wind Study




  • Monday, October 06, 2014 4:03 PM | Christine Koenig

    CTV London interviewed OCEC's President Helmut Schneider on October 4th.

    You can view the short documentary they made and which aired on the news the same day here:

    http://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=460125



  • Tuesday, September 02, 2014 11:21 AM | Christine Koenig
    Read here what OCEC member and investor Glen Estill recently had to say about us in his wind blog:


    http://wind-blog.com/?p=590#more-590


    Our members are our best advocates! We appreciate every word of mouth and social network activity unfolded by them to spread the word about OCEC and our goals and projects.

    Thank you!

  • Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:37 AM | Christine Koenig

    On October 4th we will have a members' BBQ in Oxford Centre to mark the end of our successful fundraising campaign, the OCEC's first anniversary, and the Ontario wide Green Energy Doors Open celebration of clean and renewable energy in the province.


    Please stay tuned to receive more details on the event!



  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:48 PM | Christine Koenig

    We are preparing for a series of three investor information events in Tillsonburg, Ingersoll, and Woodstock on September 3rd, 4th, and 9th.

    Please stay tuned and follow the events sites to learn more about when and where these events will take place and to register online.

    If you have questions or recommendations for us please contact me!


    Christine

    647-497-5480

    Christine@oxford-cec.ca

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:28 PM | Christine Koenig

    Thanks to Senvion Canada OCEC members enjoyed a highly interesting and educating tour of the blade manufacturing plant in Welland Ontario on Thursday July 10th. It is here where the blades for our wind farm's MM92 turbines will be produced. Currently  ~ 120 and later around 200 (when a second mould for a lager turbine model will be implemented) employed staff are working at the plant 24/6.

    Senvion's CEO Helmut Herold and plant manager Dan Dragoman personally guided a very curious group of 20 OCEC members through the plant and were always ready and happy to answer the many question we had. We were impressed by the cleanliness and lack of odours in the facility and, of course, by the sheer size of these enormous ~ 45m long blades as they are being crafted layer by layer in the huge hall. Present ramp up production rates are 2 blades per week, the target for full capacity production is 4 blades per week. Much of the production process involves diligent manual work that is frequently quality controlled by the staff in the onsite quality control lab. The plant's yard is steadily filling up with new blades ready to be shipped. While concluding our tour outside the building in the sun and marvelling at the sight of the neatly stacked white blades the growing excitement amongst the OCEC members could be felt. Soon "our" blades would be produced here and shipped to Oxford County. The project has become very tangible now.





  • Monday, June 16, 2014 4:03 PM | Christine Koenig
    Oxfordshire, UK

    The Westmill Windfarm in Oxfordshire, UK is owned by the Westmill Wind Farm Co-op and is attracting visitors. A charitable organization set up to educate about renewable energy provides guided tours around the windfarm and an adjacent solar farm. To read more follow the link below:

    http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/11235463.Wind_farm_generates_visitor_interest/ 


  • Monday, June 16, 2014 1:26 PM | Christine Koenig

    The 6 MW Oxley Wind Farm in Harrow, ON, is operational since early this year and has three Senvion MM92 turbines installed, the same model that will be going up for our Gunn's Hill Windfarm!

    To learn more about this project follow the link below:

    http://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2014/03/02/oxley-wind-farm-operational/
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