Ontario Increases Support For Alternative Energy

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The drive towards alternative energy continues at full steam in Ontario, Canada.

According to a report in the London Free Press, Ontario Liberals are pressing ahead with 25 wind and solar projects for the Southwestern region.

The announcement was made earlier this week. The projects will produce enough electricity to power a city the size of Windsor.

London will host the largest number of projects, or 200 solar farms and 180 wind turbines.

The Energy Minister Brad Duguid said in a release that the projects will “create more good jobs for Ontario families and provide new, clean power for local communities to grow and prosper. Our efforts are transforming our electricity system, attracting investment, creating thousands of jobs and building a better future for our children and grandchildren.”

The projects will attract about $3 billion in new private investment and will help the province create 50,000 green energy jobs by the end of 2012.

Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.

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