Ontario is the leading jurisdiction in North America to ditch coal-fired electricity generation in favour of renewable energy. It has come at a price and not without controversy. Streamlining has reduced the number of approvals required for renewable energy development and has also reduced the opportunities for third-party challenge. Nonetheless, the approvals process remains burdensome and NIMBYs and some municipalities remain resilient in their opposition. This article highlights some of the main issues and recent challenges. The article is published in the January 2012 issue of Municipal World and is, itself, a streamlined version of a paper given by Paul Manning at the Law Society of Upper Canada last year. To read the full article please click here Municipal World Article Jan 2012
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