By Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, iPolitics
A growing list of Ontario municipalities say they don’t want wind turbines in their communities, but the province’s energy minister isn’t about to give them a veto on new green energy projects.
Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says it’s a very “active public policy issue” in Ontario, one that’s complicated and will take a longterm strategy to solve.
Speaking to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario(AMO) in Ottawa Tuesday, Chiarelli said, “We do not believe in an absolute veto for municipalities because there is a responsibility of the municipal sector, whether it’s landfill, whether it’s transmission lines, to participate in the obligation and responsibility to have an energy system that makes sense.”
The energy minister, along with twenty-one other provincial cabinet members, including the premier, took part in what was dubbed the ‘bear pit’ session of the three-day conference Tuesday afternoon. Read article