Hudak vows to pull the plug on wind power

Wind farms. (QMI files)

Wind farms. (QMI files)

Antonella Artuso, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:42 PM ET

TORONTO — It's time to blow off expensive subsidies to wind and solar power, PC Leader Tim Hudak says.

The Progressive Conservatives would, if elected, refuse to sign any more renewable energy deals at high rates of return, and focus instead on creating an electricity system reliant on gas, hydro operations and nuclear power.

A Tory government would also give more control to local municipalities over the location of wind projects, he said.

"If people can have a say about a hot dog stand going in for a Canada Day celebration, shouldn't they have a say about massive industrial wind turbines in their backyard?" Hudak said.

The PCs said they will not proceed with any wind or solar applications that have not been already approved.

 


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