Turbine 9, one of four built in the wpd White Pines wind project before it was halted by the provincial government. (Photo/John Spitters/Quinte News)
Although many were ecstatic when the new PC provincial government cancelled the nine- turbine wpd White Pines wind farm in Prince Edward County, not everyone was.
And almost 200 wind energy supporters flew kites and enjoyed hot dogs and corn on the cob directly under a big industrial wind turbine Sunday afternoon showing their support for wind energy.
Four of the nine turbines were erected before the project was ordered stopped by the government.
Owner of the property where the celebration was held, Jennifer Ackerman, says she hopes and believes that at least the four turbines now standing idle will be brought on line after a court process.
Ackerman says there will be a lot more environmental damage and much more cost involved to remove the turbines then there was installing them. It’s been estimated the work so far has cost around 100 million dollars.
Ackerman and supporters, wearing blue shirts reading “They stand for change. They stand for hope.” believe people were fed misleading information about wind power.