Nice work charting the increased approval of wind projects. I’ll add that is in no small part due to the offering of curtailment payments almost as soon as Wynne moved into the Premier’s office: http://coldair.luftonline.net/2013/12/big-thunder-is-big-mistake-and-its-not.html
Don’t know if you have noticed, but governments have a new approach to communicating unpopular decisions to the public: If something is black, call it white. Say one thing; do the opposite.
Case in point: Premier
Wynnd’s Wynne’s “willing hosts” throne speech on February 19, 2013. Quoting from a Toronto Star publication: “It referred repeatedly to the need for “conversations” and promised an end to the arbitrariness of the McGuinty regime. Local populations must be involved from the beginning, it said, if there was to be a gas plant, casino, wind farm or quarry in their area. “Our economy can benefit from these things, but only if they have willing hosts.” [Ref: http://tinyurl.com/kl7drmu, page 32.]
Taking the Premier at her word, 83 municipalities (out of a total of 90 that are high potential wind project locations), passed “not a willing host” resolutions. So, let’s see how the Liberal government followed up on…
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