Setbacks

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A setback is the minimum distance between an industrial wind turbine & a “dwelling”. In Ontario, the minimum setback for new projects is 550 m from non-participants. There is no setback for participants. Older turbines are even closer than 550 m. Municipalities have no control over the setback in Ontario, unlike other jurisdictions. The setback is arbitrary, not “based on the most up-to-date science”.

As of November 2011, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment is still claiming: Our setback of 550 metres for wind projects is the most stringent in North America. (Source: Read more)