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First Ministers Meeting on climate December 2016

OTTAWA—Clean Energy Canada released the following statement in response to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change released today: QUOTES “For the first time, governments across Canada are working together to hit a national climate target. That’s real progress. “It took leadership from the federal government and many of the premiers to get today’s…

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…

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