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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

PC Visit on Wind Energy

Owen Sound | by Kevin Bernard  

PC Environment Critic blasts Green Energy Act, pledges wind power for municipalities.

The provincial election campaign is heating up in Bruce Grey Owen Sound, and the Tory Environment Critic was in the Scenic City to talk about Wind energy.

Toby Barrett was at the campaign office of Bill Walker Tuesday afternoon, meeting with supporters and talking about giant wind turbines and the Green Energy Act.

The MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk blasted the McGuinty government for putting the Act in place, which he says takes the decision making out of the hands of municipal leaders .

Barrett promises a PC government under Tim Hudak will give municipalities the power back to control wind development in their areas, and will tear up some of the big wind energy contracts signed by Dalton McGuinty.

Barrett says a Tory government would also keep the 4 Coal-fired plants in Ontario operating, including Nanticoke, and one near Sarnia operating but with a different mix of fuel -- likely Natural Gas and bio-mass from farmers.

The Liberal government plans on shutting down all coal-fired operations in the province in the next few years.


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