The recent spate of news this week confirms the sorry state of politics in this province.
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It’s difficult to rule in isolation.
That can be the only conclusion from the latest incident between rural Ontario and those in charge of Ontario’s Green Energy Plan.How else to explain the almost embarrassing lack of understanding that the Green Energy people have about the potential impact of their decisions in parts of Ontario where wind turbines are to be developed? More
The Ontario government is spouting fiction when it says renewable energy projects it approves are welcomed in the communities in which they are to be developed.
Dutton-Dunwich was the one Ontario municipality that held a referendum on wind farms.
Even though 84 per cent of residents opposed wind turbines, the Elgin County municipality that hugs Lake Erie learned Thursday it will end up with them anyway under a process the government promised would give local sentiments a priority.
Besides being unreliable, inefficient, unaffordable, unsightly and unwanted, wind turbines are also unnecessary. Many Ontarians are unaware the provincial government sold off surplus electricity to Michigan, New York and Quebec at a $1.1-billion loss for the first six months of this year. Read more …..
Enniskillen Township is looking for ways to protect residents and firefighters if a wind energy project comes to the community. Read more …
Enniskillen Township residents should feel free to exercise their right to remain silent when wind energy companies come calling, says Mayor Kevin Marriott.
EDF EN Canada has reportedly been approaching residents and groups about its Churchill Wind Project proposal, a 100 to 150-MW wind farm it wants to build in Enniskillen and neighbouring Plympton-Wyoming.
Marriott said he turned down a request from the company to meet with township council, and urged others in the community to do the same.
“We’re unwilling hosts,” Marriott said. “We’re not interested, end of discussion.”
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