While our federal government's environmental portfolio has been a disaster, there has been a buzz of activity at the Provincial level, including Quebec's new carbon tax and a kind of mini cap-and-trade market in Alberta.
Now, thankfully, the Government of Ontario is getting on board:
Ontario is preparing to lift a controversial moratorium on the development of offshore wind projects in the Great Lakes that has been in place for nearly 14 months, the Toronto Star has learned.
These projects are not without issues. Some
"The biggest issue to most residents was how it affected their view of the lake, which is really only the last natural view we have in our area."
...seem like pure NIMBYism; others
...many residents saw negative impacts on lake navigation, bird and butterfly migration...
...are real but can be planned for and thereby minimized.
So, there is some good news out there. Take it where you can find it, I guess.