02 Aug '11, 7am

Local Clean Energy a High Priority for Canadian Provinces

Local Clean Energy a High Priority for Canadian Provinces

Ontario’s “buy local” energy policy has the promise of 43,000 local jobs from 5,000 MW of new renewable energy. Now Nova Scotia is showing a strong interest in boosting the economic returns of its clean energy program. The maritime province is completing rule-making for a provincial goal of 40% renewable power by 2020 that includes a 100 megawatt (MW) set-aside for community-owned distributed generation projects. The policy promises to increase the economic activity from its renewable energy goal by $50 to $240 million. Under the Community Feed-in Tariff (ComFIT), the community-owned projects will receive 20-year contracts for power at rates sufficient to ensure a reasonable return on investment. The preliminary rates, designed by Synapse Energy Economics, were published earlier this year : The eligible technologies include wind, biomass combined-heat-and-power, run-of-the...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/02/local-clean-energy-a-...

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