GUELPH – Members of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) Provincial Council recently endorsed a resolution on Ontario’s FIT Program. According to the resolution, the CFFO will only support solar FIT and wind FIT projects that are approved by and are to the benefit of the community and the municipality. In addition, the organization asks that the approval of FIT projects be halted and then only resumed after a more equitable, transparent approach can be developed. Continue reading
Jenny Denhartog, Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, July 9, 2010
It isn’t often that rural issues get attention in the urban media. Big cities have their own newsworthy issues, and many urbanites cannot relate to the challenges faced by the rural population. But lately I’ve noticed a number of opinion pieces in the urban press reacting to the way Ontario’s government is steamrolling ahead with the Green Energy Act without willingness to consult the rural and farm communities.
Wind power generation in particular is a contentious issue in the countryside. Our local newspaper in Wellington County has used considerable amount of paper to report on the meetings that have taken place, carefully outlining everyone’s opinions and multiple concerns. Wind mills and wind farms in the country affect many rural residents. Clashing opinions about where they should be located, and even if they should be build at all, continue to cause tension in a number of communities. Continue reading