By Steven Goetz, Kincardine News
Wynne covered a lot of political ground during a telephone interview as she drove between stops at a sugar bush in Holstein and a meeting with a local candidate in Goderich, including a widespread backlash against industrial wind-turbine developments. Many municipalities across Bruce, Grey and Huron counties have joined others across the province to pass resolutions declaring themselves unwilling hosts for further turbine developments.
The Liberals’ wind strategy has been further challenged by a World Trade Organization decision that forced the province to abandon regulations requiring wind developers source 60 per cent of their equipment from Ontario, and an acknowledgement in the latest long-term energy plan that demand for electricity will be stagnant or decrease in coming years.
Wynne said projects progressing through the approval process would continue. “If you are asking me, will you cancel those contracts outright? The answer is no we won’t,” she said. Read article