Ontario lowers premiums for wind, solar power; no veto power for local councils

By Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press
TORONTO – Ontario municipalities will get more say, but not a veto over the location of wind farms and solar-power projects when the province releases a review of its green energy plans this week. “As far as the location of renewable energy projects, municipalities and communities will see that we have listened,” Energy Minister Chris Bentley said in an interview. “We’re not going to a veto, and I’ll leave the details of how we’ve reached the good balance (until the report is released).” Read article

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27 Responses to Ontario lowers premiums for wind, solar power; no veto power for local councils

  1. admin says:

    The status quo… by another name.

  2. Jack says:

    You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig

  3. Yep. Same old, same old. Nothing to see here people…move along.

  4. Randy Cross says:

    Bentley has just DOOMED his Liberal Leadership aspirations…..

  5. The statement by Bentley should read;: WE Liberals will allow Municipalities to talk “more” with Wind Developers about their plans for the stupid farmers but WE Liberals will NOT allow the stupid farmers to say NO to OUR plans to destroy Rural Ontario!!!!

    • barbara says:

      Can also read the rural people with pitchforks who don’t like new technology will be allowed to talk more about this but make no decisions about IWTs.

  6. petra says:

    Turbine Tabuns (TT) makes no sense. The price of technologies might be dropping, but we are stuck with 20 year contracts. Who the heck is paying for that? Huh? That would be the Ontario citizens, TT. “The NDP defend the subsidies and want the government to rely even more on green energy.” Does the NDP totally want to see Ontario go down the toilet? Apparently so. All of Canada saw their unemployment rates go down last month – except for – you guessed it – ONTARIO!!!!! I realize it is a combination of factors, but sky high hydro rates ain’t gonna help us any.

    As for Bogus Bentley’s comments (BB) – just more blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

  7. Sparky says:

    The whole Liberal and NDP bunch at queens Park are following the pied piper himself, Dalton McGoofy… He’s calling the tune … I truly hope the rural people can see through his “too little, too late” charade….

  8. WillR says:

    Three cheers for the NDP.

  9. WillR says:

    ‘Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It.’
    – Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals.

    But what do you do when it is your own government following these rules?

  10. Free Thinker says:

    Ontario’s Energy Minister – Chris Bentley –
    more like –
    totally – ‘detached’ – person.
    No mention of –
    Human well – being!
    Shocking!

  11. WillR says:

    RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)

    “We’re not going to a veto, and I’ll leave the details of how we’ve reached the good balance (until the report is released).”

    Ah yes — rule 9…. leave them unknowing and demoralized…

  12. barbara says:

    National Legal and Policy Center, March 19,2012
    http://nlpc.org/stories/2012/03/19/class-action-filed-against-taxpayer-backed-first-solar
    “Class Action Filed Against Taxpayer-Backed First Solar”
    First Solar Inc. has Ontario connections.

  13. shocked and disgusted says:

    My guess is that the FIT rates will be lowered so much that companies will lose interest, which will give the McGuinty government an exit from this disastrous scheme without having to recognize that the real reasons to jump ship are all of the negative effects on community, health, environment, the grid, etc.

    I guess time will tell about whether McGuinty and Co. are right about the costs of the technology coming down. We’ll have to wait and see whether companies are still willing to invest. What a bunch of thugs, gambling that their lies will go unnoticed.

  14. CLASS ACTION suit against all Wind Developers and anyone who has “promoted them”…………which would include Lobby Groups, Environmental Orgs, Mainstream Media and McGuinty and Horwath and their hacks!………sounds like a “buffet” for a hungry Law Firm!

  15. Crazy Train says:

    Liberals may think they are rather sneaky and slither away with their lies unnoticed. They’re not as smart as they think they are. What they don’t understand is that rural folk are not stupid either, and we are not going away until justice is served. What they have done is criminal. We will have our day in court.

  16. Class action suit not an option at this time – apparently would take 5 years. Too late for most of Ontario.

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