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Wind Meeting 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.

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Nova Scotia's New Energy Strategy will incorporate renewable energy into the mix. Have your say and read comments from other Nova Scotians. We all have a vested interest, so get involved.

 News Release: June 25, 2001. NS Power to purchase 50 megawatts of wind power from independent producers.

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