12 Mar '12, 1pm

Ontario's Wind Power Sector at a Crossroads

As has been the case in other jurisdictions, the growth of Ontario's wind power sector has been nurtured by government policy. In particular, Premier Dalton McGuinty 's Liberal government has been recognized as a North American leader in the development of renewable power since it enacted the Green Energy Act (GEA) in November 2009. The centerpiece of this legislation is a German-style Feed-in Tariff (FIT) for renewable power projects. Energy policy was debated extensively in the months leading up to the October 2011 provincial election as the opposition Progressive Conservative party promised to repeal the GEA, which they cited as the reason for rising electricity rates. Rural areas, which have been most impacted by the rapid growth of wind power, voted overwhelmingly for the Progressive Conservatives. However, the incumbent Liberal party was re-elected, albeit as a minor...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012...

Tweets

Ontario's Wind Power Sector at a Crossroads

renewableenergyworld.com 12 Mar '12, 1pm

As has been the case in other jurisdictions, the growth of Ontario's wind power sector has been nurtured by government pol...

Fukushima: Solar power and wind energy projects under way to replace nuclear

Fukushima: Solar power and wind energy projects...

eco-business.com 12 Mar '12, 3am

A biomass power generation plant in Yamagata Prefecture has accepted wooden debris from the disaster-struck Sanriku region...

Thanks in Part to Technology, ERCOT Wind Power Generation Record Shattered Twice: The grid operator for most of...

Thanks in Part to Technology, ERCOT Wind Power ...

renewableenergyworld.com 12 Mar '12, 2pm

Wind output reached 7,599 MW at 8:41 p.m., last Wednesday, exceeding the 7,403 MW record from the previous day by 196 MW a...

Recharged power Pak

lpga.com 12 Mar '12, 1pm

Balance, perspective give Hall of Famer new outlook on golf, life BY NEAL REID Fifteen years ago, a shy, quiet rookie from...

Can Wind Power Be the Answer to Our Energy Needs in the 21st Century? ~ ~ #eco #energy

Can Wind Power Be the Answer to Our Energy Need...

environmentalgraffiti.com 11 Mar '12, 5pm

Although the future of wind energy is promising, the industry is still beset by limitations. Since wind is unpredictable a...

Davey rejects “monumental national folly” of di...

businessgreen.com 12 Mar '12, 8am

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has again offered a vigorous defence of the government's renewable energy pol...

WIND INNOVATION.: by Bruce Mulliken, Green Ener...

green-energy-news.com 11 Mar '12, 1pm

“Multi-megawatt generators are manufactured using low-volume production methods. These methods are dependent on highly ski...

We have recieved an order for the largest wind ...

vestas.com 12 Mar '12, 11am

Vestas wins order for largest wind energy project in Latin America. 11:15 CET - 12 Mar. 2012 Article keywords: Wind market...

Offshore Wind Power: Penny Foolish, Dollar Wise: Filed under: Energy News

Offshore Wind Power: Penny Foolish, Dollar Wise...

altenergystocks.com 11 Mar '12, 5pm

2010 Study by Charles River Associates [pdf] found that Cape Wind would lower prices on the New England wholesale market b...

What if the Wind PTC Expires?

renewableenergyworld.com 12 Mar '12, 9pm

During a March 7 speech, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) said he plans to introduce a bill to end the Production Tax Credit ...

World #Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011 ...

earth-policy.org 14 Mar '12, 1pm

China led all countries in annual wind power gains for the third straight year, installing a jaw-dropping 18,000 megawatts...

Great news: World wind power blows through a ne...

treehugger.com 14 Mar '12, 3pm

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world ...

Ontario Slashes FiT for Solar, Wind

renewableenergyworld.com 22 Mar '12, 6pm

Enacted in 2009, the generous tariffs are credited with spurring exponential growth in the Ontario province, and the wind ...

Ontario Slashes FiT for Solar, Wind via @reworld

Ontario Slashes FiT for Solar, Wind via @reworld

renewableenergyworld.com 22 Mar '12, 7pm

Enacted in 2009, the generous tariffs are credited with spurring exponential growth in the Ontario province, and the wind ...

ABB provides subsea cable for the Humber Gatewa...

renewableenergyfocus.com 12 Mar '12, 11am

SeaGen tidal installation moves forward What's new on the offshore wind and marine project front? Adam Westwood brings us ...