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Ontario’s off-shore wind turbine moratorium unresolved two years later

TheStar.com  Business / Economy An Ontario moratorium on off-shore wind turbines for further study remains in place, two years after its imposition ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES The provincial government imposed a moratorium on off-shor wind turbines two years ago this month. By: John Spears Business reporter, Published on Fri Feb 15 2013 Two years ago this month, with the 2011 election

 
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Renewable energy not the problem with rising electricity prices‏

Rising electricity prices have little to do with renewable energy Electricity prices are going to go up no matter what source of energy we choose to use. Colin McConnell / Toronto Star This display from a protest last month sums up the mistaken perception that renewable energy costs are out of control (April 3, 2012).

 
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Pembina reacts as Ontario announces early end to coal power use

  Released: Jan. 10, 2013 Media contact: Tim Weis Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to Ontario’s announcement that it will phase out its existing coal plants by 2013, one year earlier than expected: “In announcing the closure of Lambton and Nanticoke, by

 
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From the horse’s mouth: the Ontario PC plan to abandon green and go nuclear

This entry was posted on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at 6:12 pm by Tyler Hamilton in Clean Break Blog Tyler Hamilton   Not that this comes as a surprise, but in case you thought the PCs plan to be gentle on the green energy file if elected, think again. Below are comments made on Dec.

 
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Ontario: A Question of Commitment

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Gord Miller Environmental Commissioner of Ontario   Scientists are becoming increasingly confident that extreme weather events – like the droughts, floods and record-breaking temperatures we experienced this past summer – will increase in severity and frequency in the years to come and are strongly influenced by rising levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the

 
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How a Sarnia duo defended their right to fight for clean air

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  By Justin Duncan, Staff Lawyer ecojustice.ca    Our case to protect a community from unsafe amounts of industrial pollution is back on track despite a year of legal wrangling from the government and a multibillion dollar oil company. Our clients Ada Lockridge and Ron Plain were in court in January, using our expertise to thwart

 
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Environmental watchdog says Ontario backing away from climate change commitments

Published on December 4, 2012 by in Home

  The Canadian Press Globe and Mail    Ontario’s Liberal government is backing away from its commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change and will miss its own targets, Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller said Tuesday. The government is scaling back plans to fight greenhouse gas emissions, cutting funding for programs to

 
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Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling

Friends of the Earth Canada is the Canadian member of Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest grassroots environmental network campaigning on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.   Opinion poll released as solar industry meets at convention in Toronto Ottawa, December 3, 2012 — A new opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth

 
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Report shows cost of Solar Energy continues to fall dramatically, “Grid Parity” coming soon!

  Stand up for Solar Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 12:00 pm.   The installed price of solar photovoltaic power systems in the U.S. fell substantially in 2011 and through the first half of 2012, according to the latest edition of Tracking the Sun, an annual PV cost-tracking report produced by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley

 
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NO MEANS NO: The Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and the Fight for Resource Sovereignty

Published on November 21, 2012 by in Home

  David Peerla MiningWatch.ca  In 2006, a remote Ontario First Nation, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), said ‘no’ to a mining company, was sued for $10 billion, had its leaders found in contempt of court and jailed. but eventually prevailed when, three years later, the Ontario government paid the company $5 million to go away. This 7-page

 
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Ontario worst province in terms of inequality, poverty and funding for public services

Published on August 29, 2012 by in Home

Dalton McGuinty thought that demanding concessions from Ontario’s teachers would play well in the bi-elections. But Ontarians are more concerned with rising inequality, poverty, and social service cuts. Now his justification for attacking the teachers is under attack and meeting with public disapproval.   Laurie Monsebraaten , Social Justice Reporter Toronto Star      Ontario is dead last in

 
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You can stop Enbridge in its tracks

Published on August 24, 2012 by in Home

All it takes is for one person to stand up and speak out.  All it takes then is for others to follow. Dr. Rick Smith, Executive Director Environmental Defence     Pipelines that carry tar sands oil are big news these days. But B.C. isn’t the only province at risk. Ontario and Quebec are, too,

 
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Ontario Leads Canada’s Record-Setting Wind Power Expansion

Published on July 14, 2012 by in Home

BY ANDREW  Clean Technica      The outlook for US wind power growth is cloudy and negative with the wind production tax credit (PTC) due to expire at year-end. The wind power forecast for 2012 is decidedly better north of the US border, in Canada, however. Canada’s wind power market should experience another year of record-setting

 
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Ministry of Natural Resources job cuts, office closures coming, province says

Published on June 29, 2012 by in Home

The province confirmed Thursday that job cuts and office closures are coming to the Ministry of Natural Resources — the same day it unveiled a plan to protect northern Ontario’s woodland caribou.   Rob Ferguson Toronto Star   Job cuts and office closures are coming to Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources as it chops $70

 
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Weak amendments to McGuinty omnibus budget bill facilitate sweeping privatization: Citizens’ groups call for privatization clause to be struck down

Published on June 16, 2012 by in Home

Council of Canadians Press Release   Toronto – The Council of Canadians and Ontario Health Coalition are outraged that despite promises made by Ontario’s government, proposed amendments are too weak to stop the mass privatization of public services in Budget Bill 55, Schedule 28. Proposed amendments do not remove wording from Schedule 28, subsection 10

 
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