Toronto Hydro is responding to the huge public interest in renewable power and wants to determine whether windmills in Lake Ontario are an option for Torontonians.
In July 2007, Toronto City Council adopted a smog and climate change plan with aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020 and smog emissions by 20% by 2012. Wind power will likely play an important role in meeting these targets.
As well, the Province of Ontario has signaled it wants new developments of renewable energy.
Put simply, Toronto Hydro is taking the steps required to build renewable power for Torontonians.