Chatham-Kent council delays wind farm decisions

The deferral action was recommended by consultant Tom Storey as a result of changes being considered by the province under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act.

The two projects deferred were Invenergy Wind Canada ULC’s proposed Raleigh Wind Farm and Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc’s proposed Talbot wind farm.

Storey said another half dozen wind farms being proposed for Chatham-Kent will also be impacted by the new legislation.

Although some councillors suggested forging ahead with current plans, Mayor Randy Hope said the municipality should hold off until the new guidelines are announced.

At the same time, he said there is a need for the municipality to speak on the matter with a strong voice.

“We want the province to know that citizens should be heard on this matter,’’ he said.
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