January 27, 2012

Time to Lift Great Lakes Wind Ban?

Tyler Hamilton, Energy Collective


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For a year now there has been a moratorium on the development of offshore wind projects in the Great Lakes. The Ontario government issued the ban because it said more study was needed to make sure the projects can be developed safety and responsibly, even though such studies were supposedly already done when the previous moratorium was lifted in January 2008. It’s more than likely that the latest ban was politically motivated, which is why a Read Full Article ››


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