This Salon’s topic is…. Wind Energy!
Take your pick: sustainable energy or community rights. This is the great challenge presented by the provincial pursuit of wind energy. Strong evidence suggests the benefits of the windy investment, albeit amidst an environment of opposition from rural communities. In the recent Ontario election, 7 Liberal incumbents lost their seats on the topic of wind energy, strongly impacting the composition of provincial parliament. Clearly the people have spoken, but what does that mean for the future of renewable energy in Ontario? How can we manage such competing interests? Is wind energy all that it’s cracked up to be, how effective is it?
This list is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a start. Feel free to add on in the comments section.
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