ST. CATHARINES, ON, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The City of St. Catharines is
the latest Ontario community to express its support for offshore wind
in Ontario. At a Council meeting earlier this month, St. Catharines
City Council approved a motion supporting the efforts of The Lake
Ontario Offshore Network (LOON) - a newly formed consortium of Lake
Ontario based organizations that have come together to encourage and
facilitate the development of offshore wind power in Ontario.
The City of St. Catharines joins the Lake Ontario communities of Port
Colborne, Kingston and Hamilton in supporting LOON.
The motion approved by Council encourages the Ontario Government to
remove the roadblocks to allow the development of offshore wind in
Ontario and supports efforts to bring the associated jobs to Ontario.
St. Catharines has a strong network of highly skilled labour, a thriving
academic community and a solid base of professionals that are ready to
participate in the offshore wind power industry. We see the value in
pursing offshore wind energy and there are opportunities and uncapped
potential in this sector that should be explored," stated Brian
McMullan, Mayor of the City of St. Catharines.
With more than 2,900 MW of offshore wind power proposed in the Great
Lakes over the next five years, the Lake Ontario Offshore Network is
preparing for the anticipated growth in offshore wind energy and
encouraging Ontario's government to do what it can to attract these
jobs and investments to Ontario.
SOURCE Lake Ontario Offshore Network (LOON)
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