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Ontario Government Decision To Move Gas Plant May Cost More Than $675 Million: Auditor General

The 2010 decision to cancel a planned gas-fired power plant in Oakville and move it to Napanee may cost Ontarians $675 million, says Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk, and that figure could rise by up to another $140 million for gas … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Obama follows through with tough new regulations for coal-fired generation

Amid concerns from the US coal industry that the cost of implementing carbon capture technology will render new coal-fired generation plants uneconomic, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed yesterday Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new … Continue reading

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Why Ontario should include a thermal grid in its Long-term Energy Plan review

Manning Environmental Law and Golder Associates have made a joint submission on the importance of developing a thermal grid in Ontario’s review of its Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). The key points from the submission are as follows: Consumption – Approximately … 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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July 16, 2013 – Ontario’s New Energy Vision Puts Conservation Before New Generation

Province Makes Conservation Top Priority in Energy Planning Ontario will prioritize investment in conservation measures before building new generation, whenever it is cost-effective to do so. The government has released Conservation First: A Renewed Vision for Energy Conservation in Ontario … 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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May 6, 2013 – Ontario to include municipalities, Aboriginal and other communities in regional energy planning

In an effort to involve communities in the planning process for regional energy infrastructure, the government has asked the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to develop a new regional energy planning process based on … 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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December 6, 2012 – Paul Manning to Speak at Insight’s 6th Aboriginal Energy Forum

Paul Manning, principal at Manning Environmental Law, and Margaret Buist, Director General, Lands and Environmental Management, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, will speak at Insight’s 6th Annual Aboriginal Energy Forum on 6th December, 2012. In their session Implications of Amendments to the Environmental Assessment … Continue reading

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