By Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer
If Ontario municipalities ever get back the power to approve green energy projects, Plympton-Wyoming will require that wind turbines be built at least two kilometres from neighbouring homes. Mayor Lonny Napper said council recently voted to change the town’s zoning bylaw to reflect the new distance. “I’m not sure,” Napper said, when asked about the municipality’s ability to enforce its new setback.
Ontario’s Green Energy Act takes zoning control over wind turbines and other renewable energy projects away from local councils. However, earlier this week Premier Dalton McGuinty said local governments will get more say over wind, solar and other green energy projects.