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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...
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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...