End wind power subsidy program, citizens tell Premier
Monday, Apr 08, 2013TORONTO, April 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Citizens throughout Ontario are telling Premier Wynne that the Feed In Tariff or FIT subsidy program is an expensive failure and should be scrapped immediately, says Wind Concerns Ontario, a coalition of citizens and community groups.
Corporations involved in wind power meet this week in Toronto at the FIT Forum, to discuss ways to benefit from the provincial subsidy.
"The FIT program is affecting everyone in Ontario through higher electricity rates," said president Jane Wilson. "And it's not necessary. Coal is virtually gone as a power source. We don't need more expensive unreliable wind power, and Ontario electricity customers don't need to be subsidizing huge power corporations. End the FIT, now."
Citizen groups plan demonstrations this week to tell the Premier their
communities are "not willing hosts" to wind power projects. Events are scheduled in Belleville, Toronto, Seaforth, Listowel and Ottawa.
SOURCE Wind Concerns Ontario