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Ontario Introduces Legislation to Repeal the Green Energy Act – Municipalities to have final say on new energy projects

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has announced today that it has introduced legislation to repeal the Green Energy Act including those provisions that stripped away the power of local municipalities to block wind and solar farms. The proposed legislation gives the … 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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Ontario Implements Changes to Regional Planning and Siting of Large Energy Infrastructure Projects

Ontario’s government announced on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 its decision to implement 18 recommendations made by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for the siting of large energy infrastructure projects. To read a digest of  the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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