Wynne: greed energy will remain part of the agenda

IMG_0510By Jeff Bolichowski, The Standard
Wind turbines for the willing could be part of Ontario’s new premier’s approach to green energy. Premier Kathleen Wynne told reporters Thursday her government would not step back from green energy. But she said the voices of towns and residents must be heard as new projects go forward. “I have made a commitment that, as we go forward, the procurement processes need to take municipal and community input into greater account,” she said. She conceded some projects have already secured approvals. “I’m focused on the go-forward, how we make sure these projects are going to willing communities.”

The comments, made on a conference call with reporters from Hamilton and Niagara, come with wind turbines causing a stir in west Niagara. Residents both for and against a pending turbine project have swamped West Lincoln town council, while Wainfleet is facing legal action for seeking a larger distance between turbines and homes.

But Wynne said green energy will remain part of the agenda. “I want everyone to understand that I’m not backing away from green energy (and) clean, renewable energy,” she said. “The reality is that we are leaders in terms of North America. “We need to find a way to continue on that track.” Read article

30 thoughts on “Wynne: greed energy will remain part of the agenda

  1. “I’m focused on the go-forward, how we make sure these projects are going to willing communities.”
    She has a complete disregard for people and their families . Wynne you are pathetic.

    • Is Kathleen Wynne more pathetic than John Spears?

      Look at these mistakes:
      http://www.thestar.com/business/economy/2013/02/15/ontarios_offshore_wind_turbine_moratorium_unresolved_two_years_later.html

      John Spears error of commission
      “Some thought that the moratorium was a way of quietly killing off-shore wind turbines without saying so. But Jane Davidson, who heads the anti-wind power group Wind Concerns Ontario, doesn’t believe it’s that simple. “I don’t think they’ve killed this, to be honest,” she said in an interview.”

      John Spears error of omission ..?
      “One of the most interested is John Kourtoff, chief executive of Trillium Power. He was an hour away from signing a financing agreement for a wind development of 500 megawatts or more in Lake Ontario off Kingston when the moratorium was announced Feb. 11, 2011. (By comparison, the two main generating stations at Niagara Falls produce about 2,000 megawatts.)”

  2. Apparently, the Premier is renovating/expanding her house, so she will now have room to offer safe, quiet, healthy accommodations to some of the wind refugees she continues to have a key role in harming and displacing.

  3. Can we assume that Ms Wynne is a devotee of globalization and agenda 21? If so, we can stop expecting/hoping that she will see any value in protecting rural people.

    Is this far fetched?

    • Almost every single politician in power today are “supporters” of Agenda 21 and Globalization!!!
      That’s why our struggle over Wind and Green crap is so difficult!…………………not fare fetched……..bang on!!!!!!

    • I wish this was in English!

      ‘[excerpt]….
      1. Premier Kathleen Wynne told reporters Thursday her government would not step back from green energy.

      2. But she said the voices of towns and residents must be heard as new projects go forward. “I have made a commitment that, as we go forward, the procurement processes need to take municipal and community input into greater account,” she said.

      3. She conceded some projects have already secured approvals. “I’m focused on the go-forward, how we make sure these projects are going to willing communities.”’

      Going Forward? – Ugh!
      [group scream]

    • Hey icanseeclearly,
      You forgot ‘social justice’ –
      and, if you want to know what ‘social justice’ is…….
      look up communism.

      Ugh!……..I hate feeling crazy!

  4. I guess some of us were clinging to the naive hope that Kathleen Wynne would be her own
    person and that she would stop the spin – literally.

    It is really tough to know that the first openly gay Premier, a woman, puts dogma ahead of morality and the heart.

    Oh – and we musn’t forget George Smitherman – a role model for sure!

  5. “… willing communities.” Name ONE!
    “…green energy will remain part of the agenda.” Fine. Good. But what’s that got to do with Turbines?
    “…we are leaders in terms of North America.” What? Apart from maybe the highest electric rates while selling surplas (wind) power at a huge loss… what else?

  6. I really wonder how The Premier, as the Minister of Agriculture, will speak directly with people who are suffering from Wind Turbine Syndrome. If she is passionate about social justice – and she does claim to be – what will these conversations look and sound like?

  7. “I’m focused on the go-forward, how we make sure these projects are going to willing communities.”

    The community of Toronto seems especially willing to have turbines installed — Put them there…

  8. When her Boss, McGuinty was running the show, he cut down a long term used Bald Eagle nest in Haldimand Region. That is a contravention of his own regulations of the MNR. Yet, even those rules were broken for Green Energy. Or Kincardine Ontario, where 500 foot high wind turbines are planned to be built in the flight path of the areas Airport landing strip.
    Don’t give me this malarkey about public participation or other babble words. You bloody well know your Liberal government will stuff it where the sun don’t shine on rural land owners. It’s now even proven by Ontario and outside jurisdiction medical professionals that Wind Turbines cause health problems.
    Same old, same old.

  9. Wynne needs to understand that we are not backing away from getting rid of the GEA and getting her and her party out of office….Same old, same old mantra.. The whole barrel is full of rotten apples….

  10. Pingback: Kathleen Wynne: the new “boss” same as the “old boss”! …. we won’t be fooled again! « The Big Green Lie

  11. The Liberals say they will not back away from Green Energy. The Conservatives preface their pronouncements with “although we are in favor of Green Energy….”
    It is absurd fuzzy thinking for ANYBODY to cast things in terms of whether or not they support “Green Energy”.
    The issue should be redefined. The question should be “what is the problem with Ontario’s current system and Generation mix that has to be corrected”. The simple answer is that there is no problem. So why can’t the Liberals just fess up that they made a colossal blunder, and why can’t the Conservatives just call that Spade a %#$@*&%^ Spade and come out and say it all has to stop?

  12. Again, IWTs are horse-and buggy-contraptions that have been tweaked here and there to make them work a little better. Had wind turbines been able to provide a reliable source of electricity they would have been used a long time ago. The only reason these IWTs are being installed in Ontario is to provide huge amounts of money for fat-cats.
    You can take an old horse drawn wagon and tweak it here and there so it rolls better and has a more comfortable ride but it is still a horse drawn wagon.
    Is there any MPP who has the guts to stand up at QP and say these things to the premier?
    And in addition IWTs cause harm!

  13. Why is anyone surprised that Wynne is just another McGuinty? She said so herself so before she was ‘annointed’ by the minority of Liberal Party faithfuls who have no problem with bankrupting Ontario in order to buy off any votes they perceive are up for grabs!
    Funny! The last applies to ALL political parties. Don’t forget, many on these pages have expressed a hope for a Conservative government for no other reason that they are the only party on Ontario to have suggested they may oppose and change parts of the GEA and for no other reason!
    What is even far more worrying is a majority of the Canadian, not just Ontario, news media, are still putting out stories that make it quite clear they still prefer a Liberal government as the ‘natural governing party’ than either of the others and that implies that if not Liberal they would throw their collective support behind the NDP.
    I have no confidence in Hudak, but even if he was a ‘conservative’ with a Trudeau ‘street appeal’ he still would not be getting any impartial hearing from our media. When was the last time any of you read a piece that sounded in the slightest bit enthused about Hudak….????
    We knew what a Wynne/Pupatello,etc,etc., whoever had been elected, would bring to our cause! Just the same continued attack on rural Ontario with the same valueless wind energy polices.
    We have a far bigger problem than just the Liberals, we have a media who are i bed with them!
    Andrew Watts

    • Hey Andrew,
      So you think – Trudeau has ‘street appeal’ –
      Personally I don’t think Canadians – are that impressed.

      • I don’t think Trudeau has ‘squat’!
        But you help me make my point. Have you read a single editorial or comment page that doesn’t attempt to make him out as some sort of media figure and worth voting for?
        He offers no policies and never gets called on it.
        Hudak opens his mouth and whatever he says is reported as a negative.
        I still think the media are as much of a problem to us as the provincial government and the Ontario wind energy industry! 🙂 Just my opinion…………. 🙂
        Andrew Watts

      • Hey Andrew,

        Look @ the positives.
        Hudak is not fat.
        And, he hasn’t been caught – text messaging, while driving.
        So far – the Liberal controlled MSM – has nothing to write about.

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