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10 POWER PROJECTS APPROVED

The Ontario government approved 10 electricity-generating projects that will power about 100,000 homes and generate $700 million (Canadian) or $593 million (U.S.) in new investment in the province.

The projects include five wind farms, two hydroelectric stations and two landfill-gas plants, Ontario's Ministry of Energy said in a news release. The 10th wasn't disclosed.

"The 10 new energy projects provide 395 megawatts of clean, renewable energy, which will reduce our dependence on dirty coal-fired plants and enhance air quality throughout the province," Energy Minister Dwight Duncan said in a statement. "Early next year, we plan to move quickly to add even more renewable energy to Ontario's generation mix."

Wind farms will generate most of the power from these announced projects, adding 355 megawatts electricity to the province.

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