CHRIS BENTLEY

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Ontario's Giving Up the Dirty-Coal Habit

Ontario is on track to be the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate dirty coal-fired generation. Two of the largest coal-fired electricity plants in the province, Nanticoke and Lambton, are to close a year early, by end of December 2013, saving ratepayers $95 million.
PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY

Don't Bring a Gun to a Wind Energy Debate

I was saddened to read that Jeff Damen, a father of two and employee of a wind developer in rural Ontario, reported having a shotgun pulled on him while conducting field work on a project site in West Grey. While I am not known for expressing opinions remotely sympathetic to that of the wind industry or its employees, and certainly oppose the development of the project in question, guns and threats of violence have no place in any debate in our province.