First System of Advanced Renewable Tariffs in North America
Follows from the Continent's Most Aggressive Climate Change Policy
September 24, 2009
By Paul Gipe
(Toronto, Ontario) Ontario today launched the province's long-awaited program of feed-in tariffs in response to its ground-breaking Green Energy Act.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure George Smitherman, and Minister of the Environment John Gerretsen made the announcement against the iconic backdrop of Toronto's cooperatively-owned wind turbine.
This was the last in a series of announcements on implementation of the Green Energy Act this week by Energy Minister Smitherman.
The announcements began with Minister Smitherman opening the Canadian Wind Energy Association's annual conference in Toronto. At the conference's plenary session on Monday, September 21, Smitherman revealed a $2.3 billion (CAD) plan to build new transmission and d