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Electricity is a big deal in Ontario. Whether driven by public outcry over rising rates or the propensity of politicians to respond, you can’t turn a corner—let alone the pages of a newspaper—without hearing something about electricity. So perhaps it’s not surprising that Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault spoke Monday at what the Empire Club…

We’ve seen both pride and prejudice in the weeks leading up to the release of Ontario’s five year climate action plan. The consultation and pending rollout of the province’s cap-and-trade system, the presentation of legislation to support climate action measures, and the untimely leak of cabinet documents created high drama and left stakeholders and opposition…

Province charts course to cut pollution and grow the clean economy TORONTO—The Government of Ontario today released its Five Year Climate Action Plan, which outlines 28 key initiatives to help the province meet its carbon pollution reduction targets. These initiatives include the establishment of a ‘green bank’, a low-carbon fuel standard and support for clean…

The Attractiveness Index – How to Make Canada the Destination for Renewable Energy Investment A shift in clean energy capital flow is forcing global markets to evolve and adapt—and those who don’t risk getting left behind. Ernst and Young’s recent Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) report ranks Canada in 9th place, behind the U.S.,…

TORONTO—Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli announced today the province will add 930 MW of renewable energy—enough to power approximately 250,000 average Canadian homes—from solar photovoltaic, wind, hydroelectric and bioenergy sources, through the Independent Electricity System Operator’s Large Renewable Procurement Process.  QUOTES Sarah Petrevan, a senior policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement…

Today Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator announced that it has offered 16 Large Renewable Procurement contracts to successful proponents. The 16 contracts offered represent over 450 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity, enough to power 100,000 Canadian homes. The contracts include: 5 wind contracts totalling 299.5 MW, 7 solar contracts totalling 139.885 MW, and 4…

In our line of work, one of the most common questions asked is, “What’s the one thing governments can do to grow renewable energy technology in Canada?” And while it would be challenging to limit the answer to one individual action, there is one policy that supersedes all others in driving the growth of clean…

February 26, 2016 TORONTO — The Ontario Government released its 2016 Budget today, along with a regulation to implement a cap-and-trade system on greenhouse gas emissions. The system will operate under the Western Climate Initiative with California and Quebec. The budget also contained $155 million in initiatives to reduce emissions through support for the clean…

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