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Mar 18th, 2011
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Letter from Cindy Hillard  to the Orillia Packet and Times March 16 2011Our government conveniently uses the term solar "farm" to give landowners the false impression that they are actually continuing to be farmers.  Once a land owner signs a contract for a large scale solar "farm" (ie. 60 acres or m...
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Mar 17th, 2011
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News release from Lake Ontario Waterkeeper March 16 2011The first new nuclear power plant to be built in Canada in decades is slated for review beginningnext Monday.Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, other NGOs, members of the nuclear industry, and governmentdepartments have been preparing for the hearing for...
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Mar 13th, 2011
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By SCOTT DUNN, QMI AGENCY March 11 2011  A judges’ panel that heard a legal challenge to Ontario’s minimum 550- metre wind turbine tower buffer requirement said Thursday that the Ministry of the Environment followed the rules in setting it. Read more...
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Mar 12th, 2011
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Nukefree.org    Beyond Nuclear    Union of Concerned Scientists (link updated March 13) World Nuclear News (nuclear industry) ...
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Mar 4th, 2011
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by John Spears Toronto Star Mar 03 2011Ontario acted properly in setting regulations for the placement of large wind turbines, an Ontario court has decided....
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Mar 2nd, 2011
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By Nancy Robinson Simcoe Solar Farm Awareness Project March 1 2011 There have been four new proposed industrial solar projects announced for Simcoe County. One is in Tay Township, one in Springwater and two in Severn Township. ...
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Feb 28th, 2011
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By JOHN LORINC Globe and Mail Feb. 24, 2011 Just four years ago, Paul Ghezzi bought into Ontario’s green-energy dream. But today the founder of the Ontario Solar Income Fund calls the province’s much-touted solar strategy “an absolute disaster.” His beef is specific—narrow, even—but it joins a widesp...
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Feb 18th, 2011
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ADAM RADWANSKI Globe and Mail Feb. 17, 2011At a certain point, the excuses start to wear a little thin.Yes, Ontario entered largely uncharted territory with the most ambitious alternative-energy strategy in North America. Sure, it was inevitable that a few mistakes would need to be corrected along th...
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Feb 12th, 2011
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By JENNIFER BURDEN, THE PACKET & TIMES February 1 2011There wasn't an open chair at the Simcoe Solar Farm Awareness Project (SSFAP) symposium held at the Coldwater community centre on Saturday. ...
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Feb 2nd, 2011
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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...