Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Shear Wind Inc. has received environmental assessment (EA) approval for its 60 MW wind project in Pictou and Antigonish counties.
The news came after months of detailed work with environmentalists and public consultation processes. The approval from the Nova Scotia Department of Environment is based upon the review of the conceptual design, environmental baseline information, impact predictions and mitigation presented to the Department by Shear Wind. It is pursuant to section 40 of the Environment Act and section 13 (1)(b) of the environmental assessment regulations.
‘Our next step is to enter the construction phase, include finalizing turbine purchase arrangements, awaiting environmental approval from the federal government of Canada and any municipal permits which may be required,’ says Ian Tillard, chief operating officer of Shear Wind.
The approval is subject to obtaining all other necessary approvals, permits or authorizations required by municipal, provincial and federal acts, before commencing work on the project.
SOURCE: Shear Wind Inc.