in Musquodoboit Harbour
You only have to read the news to see that wind
energy development is coming to Nova Scotia and the network of
Scotian WindField companies want to make it a community-owned
resource. On Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm, at the Eastern Shore
Community Centre in Musquodoboit Harbour, the Chebucto Wind Field
sponsors a public information session about wind energy and investment.
The Chebucto will be established as a Community
Economic Development Fund (CEDIF), which is a pool of capital
formed through the sale of shares to persons within a defined
community and it is created to operate or invest in businesses
in that community. There are several CEDIF wind fields now operating
in communities in Nova Scotia. Chebucto is designed to serve the
interests of those living in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
In addition to community board members from The
Chebucto Wind Field, a representative of Scotian WindFields will
attend and will be able to outline plans for a series of CEDIF
funds throughout Nova Scotia, committed to investing funds in
a wind energy exploration program, which is designed to place
18 to 20 wind turbines in several locations throughout Nova Scotia,
and pending results, construct wind fields in selected locations.
The recent turbine constructed in Goodwood near Halifax is part
of this network and the operating company there has now begun
construction on other turbine locations in the province.
Public attention toward wind energy and exploration
has received a dramatic boost recently by the announcement by
the Nova Scotia government that wind and renewable energy development
will be a major focus of the province's energy policy and by the
October 20 release of the report by GPIAtlantic that stresses
the urgent need for "ambitious targets to increase sharply
wind and renewable energy production in Nova Scotia.
"This is a great opportunity for Nova Scotians
to invest in the energy future of the province and to also take
advantage of the CEDIF program for community investment,"
says HRM resident and Chebucto board chair Dr. Wayne Adams.
More information about The Chebucto Wind Field,
the CEDIF program and public meetings throughout the province
is available at Scotian
Wind Fields or 1-888-798-5085.