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By Katie Richard The Oshawa Express February 1 2011Even before construction starts on the proposed Energy-From-Waste facility, it’s causing quite a stink.Despite garnering support from the Ministry of Environment (MOE) in November, the project still has a number of speed bumps to hurdle over before c...
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Feb 2nd, 2011
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Conservative rips into Liberals’ handling of debt retirement taxBy Cheryl Browne Special to the Examiner January 28 2011Jeanneke van Hattem is frustrated by what she says is a veil of secrecy surrounding the debt retirement tax she’s been paying on her hydro bill for the past seven years.As pub...
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Jan 28th, 2011
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Letter from Cindy Hillard Severn Township January 28 2011re: Simcoe Solar Farm Awareness Project Symposium - this Saturday, 11am-1pm.The Ontario government is making a huge error in contracting large scale solar "farms". This issue is not just about the sites within Severn Township. In total, 800 acr...
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Jan 26th, 2011
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Green Energy Act fast tracking with minimal public input is a major concern News release from Simcoe Solar Farm Awareness Project January 24 2011 The Simcoe Solar Farm Awareness Project[SSFAP] and Ontario Farmland Preservation with support from AWARE Oro-Medonte will host a symposium on Saturday Janu...
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Jan 24th, 2011
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Halt development to study medical effects, opponents urgeBy Lee Greenberg, with files from Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen January 24, 2011An Eastern Ontario man has launched a court case that could put the brakes on the province's green energy plans. Ian Hanna, a 56-year-old property owner from Prin...
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Jan 21st, 2011
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By John Spears Toronto Star January 20 2011Ontario residents were bemused to discover that on New Year’s Day 2011, on average, they were paid to use electricity.If that seemed unusual – and it is – it’s only the start. ...
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Jan 12th, 2011
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By Krystyn Tully and Joanna Bull, Waterkeeper Weekly January 10 2011Ontario’s new long-term energy plan may look like it is all about green power (it is called “Building Our Clean Energy Future”, after all). It isn’t. First and foremost, Ontario’s energy plan commits Ontarians to building more nuclea...
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Nov 20th, 2010
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Four-part series on solar energy and how local farmers are getting onboardPart 1: Shiny new crop By MARG. BRUINEMAN, BARRIE EXAMINER November 18 2010Ken O'Brian marvels at the two sets of solar panels newly installed on his property just outside of Midhurst.Mounted on a swivelling axis, they're progr...
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Oct 30th, 2010
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Simcoe Solar Farm Awareness Project formed Letter to aware.simcoe@gmail.ca October 30 2010This email is regarding the 10 proposed solar panel large scale projects in Simcoe County on agricultural land. Many of you have attended information meetings hosted by Recurrent Energy (the proponent), others c...
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Sep 29th, 2010
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Letter to the Barrie Examiner - September 29 2010Recurrent Energy, which is developing clean energy projects on lands leased from local owners, would like to respond to some of the points raised in this article. We recognize that farming is important to Ontario. ...