Category Archives: Feed-in Tariff

Ontario government issues its Long Term Energy Plan 2017 as Opposition plans to unwind cap and trade

As Kathleen’s Wynne’s government releases Ontario’s  2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice,  Patrick Brown’s Progressive Conservative Party  (PCP) prepares to vote on two policy resolutions that seek to unwind major parts of the Liberal environmental strategy. Among the recommended policy resolutions … Continue reading

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Ontario Suspends Large Renewable Energy Procurement

In a sudden reversal of its energy procurement policy, Ontario announced today that it will immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts … Continue reading

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November 2013 – Manning Environmental Law Speaking Engagements

December 5, 2013 – Paul is pleased to be the next speaker in the Hamilton Breakfast Series of the Air and Waste Management Association, Ontario Section. His topic will be: The Non-polluter Pays: Recent Trends in Clean-up Liability for Innocent Companies, … Continue reading

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Ontario Releases Updated Long-Term Energy Plan

After several months of consultation, Ontario has released its updated Long-Term Energy Plan, Achieving Balance. The 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) balances five principles that will guide future decisions: cost-effectiveness, reliability, clean energy, community engagement, and an emphasis on conservation … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013: OPA Makes Draft FIT 3 Program Documents Available for Comment

To prepare for the opening of the next Feed-in Tariff (FIT) application period in fall 2013, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is making draft versions of the FIT 3 Program Rules, Contract and Standard Definitions available for comment. The OPA … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013 – Ontario’s Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff Unravels

Large renewable energy projects will no longer form part of Ontario’s once world-leading Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. Following up on his announcement at the CanSIA Solar Ontario 2013 Conference in Niagara Falls on May 30, 2013, Bob Chiarelli, the Minister of … Continue reading

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Small FIT Application Window Will Open on December 14, 2012

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has just announced that it will begin accepting Small FIT applications on December 14, 2012, for renewable energy projects with a proposed capacity of 10 to 500 kilowatts. The OPA will award up to 200 … Continue reading

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August 10, 2012 – Ontario Power Authority releases Feed-in Tariff 2.0 Program Rules

After an agonizingly long wait, would-be renewable energy proponents were cheered by Friday’s announcement that  the Ontario Power Authority has at last released version 2.0 of its Feed-in Tariff Program Rules. We provide the following summary as a guide to … Continue reading

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July 30, 2012 – Ontario Increases Support for Aboriginal Energy Projects

Ontario has announced that it will expand the Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program to encourage First Nation and Métis participation in the province’s clean energy economy. The expansion will make an additional $150 million available under the program. To date, the Aboriginal … Continue reading

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