Saturday, February 11, 2006

TheStar.com - Power plant gets green light: "The agency that monitors the province's power system has warned the city risks rolling blackouts unless 500 megawatts of power are built in the city by 2010 and energy conservation is maximized.

Residents and the mayor have raised concerns that construction of a new plant on the city's portlands will eat up valuable waterfront property
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Uh, been down to the waterfront lately? There's no shortage of property, as valuable as it may be. The abandoned Hearn plant you see in the article is, as I'm fond of mentioning, one of the tallest buildings in the country and was briefly the tallest. I trust that its menacing smokestack is not what stalls development in the area. If there is to be a new plant built for the people of Toronto, it should be in the city, not somewhere in the suburbs where we can forget that we use power.

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