[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Give municipalities the power to decide on wind farms, urges MacLeod  

Credit:  By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, www.ottawacitizen.com 23 March 2012 ~~

OTTAWA â€“ The provincial government should scrap a section of the Green Energy Act that lets the provincial government approve wind farms without cities’ and townships’ approval, Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod said in a small press conference outside Ottawa City Hall Friday morning.

MacLeod brought fellow Tory MPP Vic Fedeli, the opposition party’s energy critic, to reinforce the point. From the beginning the Tories have opposed the Green Energy Act, an effort by the Ontario Liberals to begin rebuilding the provincial economy by encouraging the manufacture of equipment for wind and solar power. It provides big subsidies for green-energy projects in an effort to jump-start the industry and cuts out municipal authority over where they go.

“Every job that is created in the wind and solar sector, two to four jobs are lost elsewhere,” Fedeli said. He pointed to a smelter in his Nipissing riding that moved across to Quebec, he said, because electricity is cheaper there.

Locally, a group of North Gower residents opposes a wind farm planned for that south-Ottawa community.

“They’re planning 50-storey towers,” said Jane Wilson, the president of anti-windmill Wind Concerns Ontario. “They do make noise and vibrations.”

Fedeli said the Tories introduced a private member’s bill to get rid of the Green Energy Act’s subsidy system, but it promptly died when the Liberals and New Democrats voted against it.

Source:  By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, www.ottawacitizen.com 23 March 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.