Power protest blows into Toronto
So far, much of the debate around wind power subsidies has raged outside urban cores, but Wind Concerns Ontario brought their complaints to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Tuesday where green energy industries were participating in a Feed In Tariff (FIT) forum.
April 2, 2012
by Antonella Artuso
in Toronto Sun
TORONTO - Anti-wind protesters journeyed from across Ontario to demonstrate in Toronto Tuesday against the province's green energy subsidy plan.
Farmer Pat Jilesen, who raises hogs near Port Elgin in Bruce County, said his hydro bill has gone through the barn roof with off-peak power alone up 80% between 2008-2011.
The cost of running his business and the price of his food is being driven up, he said.
"And I'd like everybody in the City of Toronto to understand that," Jilesen said at a Queen's Park media conference Tuesday.
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