Trillium Wind Power fights to keep Ontario lawsuit alive
The province has "complete discretion" at every stage of the long bureaucratic process that renewable energy projects undergo to block them, she said.
It also has the right to change policy in the public interest, as it did with the offshore wind program, she said.
August 16, 2012
by John Spears
in The Star
Slapping a moratorium on offshore wind turbines in Ontario 18 months ago had more to do with political science than with natural science, a court heard Tuesday.
The Ontario government imposed the moratorium in February, 2011, derailing four offshore wind power projects proposed by Trillium Wind Power Corp.
One of the projects, a 420-megawatt development off Kingston in the waters of Lake Ontario, was hours from obtaining $26 million in financing - a deal that fell through in light of the moratorium.
Trillium is now suing the province for $2.25 billion to compensate for its losses.
Trillium says the decision was made in bad... [continue via Web link]