Tag Archives: Green Energy Act

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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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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April 12, 2012 – Price Adders and Priority Make Local and Aboriginal Communities Partners of Choice for New Renewable Energy in Ontario

In our post dated March 22, 2012, First Review of Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff Program Slashes Cash for Wind and Solar we commented on Ontario’s review of the FIT. In his presentation today at the AWMA Hamilton Breakfast Speaker Series, Paul Manning, … Continue reading

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April 12, 2012 – Municipalities, Schools and Hospitals: Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans

Ontario’s Green Energy Act allows government to require  public agencies to: prepare and publish an energy conservation and demand management plan achieve prescribed targets and meet prescribed energy and environmental standards, including standards for energy conservation and demand management Requires the … Continue reading

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April 12, 2012 – Paul Manning will be be speaking at AWMA’s Hamilton Breakfast Speaker Series on “Municipalities, Schools and Hospitals: Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans”

AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION ONTARIO SECTION Hamilton Breakfast Series The premier technical presentation series! The hot issues Member and attendee networking An excellent full breakfast Thursday, April 12, 2012 Municipalities, Schools, and Hospitals: Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans … Continue reading

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March 22, 2012 – First Review of Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff Program Slashes Cash for Wind and Solar

Ontario’s government announced today that it will implement all of the recommendations of the first review of its Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Program (Review) As widely anticipated, there are  substantial reductions in the FIT rates payable for solar and wind-powered renewable energy … Continue reading

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March 7, 2012 – Storm Clouds Brew for Wind and Solar in Ontario

Ontario’s ambitious renewable energy program is under attack from all sides.  In December 2011, the Auditor General criticized the province’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) rates for renewable energy as being too costly (see our post December 5, 2011) . In February … Continue reading

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