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“Top-down” policy ignored community concerns, health impacts, research team saysOttawa Citizen February 3, 2016
By Tom Spears
Ontario brought in wind energy with a “top-down” style that brushed off the worries of communities where the massive turbines now stand, says a University of Ottawa study.
The 2009 Green Energy Act gave little thought to the transformation that wind farms bring to rural communities — problems that even revisions to the act “will only partially address,” writes a group headed by Stewart Fast.
Fast personally favours wind energy, “but only if it’s done right.”
In Ontario, he says, much of it wasn’t.
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