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. 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 December 31, 2014

Case No.

Case Name

Project Name

Appeal Grounds

(see note below)





Cham Shan Temple v. MOE

Sumac Ridge Wind Project


Fairfield v. MOE*

HAF Wind Energy Project


Gillespie v. MOE*

Grand Bend Wind Energy Farm



Gillespie v. MOE

Goshun Wind Energy Centre



Biddle v. MOE

Port Ryerse Wind Farm Limited


The Corporation of the County of Lambton v. MOE

Suncor Energy Cedar Point


Wallace v. MOE*

Dufferin Wind Power



Mothers Against Wind Farms v. MOE

Niagara Region Wind Farm


Municipality of Clarington v. MOECC

Clarington Wind Farm

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

To read any decisions and/or orders issued by the ERT proceed to the decisions page