Renewable Energy Appeals

The ERT considers appeals from the general public in relation to an approval granted to a green energy project by the Director, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Read the documents listed below for information about the requirements for filing an appeal, the responsibilities of appellants, the timelines of cases and the ERT’s Rules, practices and procedures.

Renewable Energy Approval Cases before the ERT and Recently Issued *Decisions as of March 1, 2017

Renewable Energy Approval Cases
Case No. Case Name Project Name Appeal Ground
(see note below)

(i)

(ii)

15-068/069

Hirsch v. Ontario (MOECC)

White Pines Wind Park

16-036

Wiggins V. Ontario (MOECC)

Fairview Wind Project

 

Note: The Environmental Protection Act indicates that only the following grounds can be raised in an appeal:Engaging in the renewable energy project in accordance with the renewable energy approval will cause:

(i) Serious harm to human health; or

(ii) Serious and irreversible harm to plant life, animal life or the natural environment

This information is provided as a public service, but we cannot guarantee that the information is current or accurate. The Environmental Review Tribunal specifically does not warrant that this information is final and advises that this information may be updated or otherwise changed at any time. Readers should verify the information before acting on it. For information about hearings that have been scheduled for a case, please note the case number and proceed to the hearings page http://www.ert.gov.on.ca/english/hearings/index.htmTo read any decisions and/or orders issued by the ERT proceed to the decisions page http://www.ert.gov.on.ca/english/decisions/index.htm