The Ontario Energy Association’s new “Blue Print for Energy Policy in Ontario” contains the following excerpts:
They claim Ontario energy policy must be fact-based, cost-effective and transparent.
To prevent increased costs and delays in implementation, government must ensure that local authorities and processes cannot undermine provincial energy policies, plans and processes. (Translation: Stifle public and municipal input)
Government should, in consultation with the energy sector and stakeholders, continue with efforts to streamline approvals processes, ensure that approval processes are applied consistently and fairly, and build community acceptance for new energy projects. (Translation: Less regulations for wind corporations, more propoganda needed to stifle public/muncipal input and silence dissent)
From the OEA:
Of all energy consumer types, it is the voter who has the loudest voice, and governments listen when that voice speaks.
Educating and engaging consumers in an informed and effective conversation are crucial to promoting a stable, fact-based energy policy. This is especially relevant as the 2011 Ontario election nears.
In A Blueprint for Energy Policy in Ontario, the OEA emphasized the need to build social acceptance for energy policies, plans, and projects. Understanding how to achieve this will be the focus of this year’s OEA Energy Leaders’ Roundtable, entitled The Public in Energy Policy.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take part in this important exchange of ideas for promoting the policy stability necessary for Ontario to have sustainable, affordable energy in the 21st century.
When: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
7:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Where: Toronto Reference Library
Sponsorship opportunities: Marg Taggart
(416) 961-2339 ext. 221