05 Oct '11, 9pm

Ontario's renewable energy future at risk, but we still have a choice

Ontario's renewable energy future at risk, but we still have a choice

The Feed-in Tariff Program and Maintaining Ontario's Credibility Ontario's Green Energy Act and Feed-in Tariff program were launched in 2009 and designed to develop an entire renewable energy industry. While the Feed-in Tariff program is not perfect, it can be improved during the next review period expected in the Fall. Ontarians need to accept that development — of all types — takes time. Rome wasn't built in a day — and, likewise, we need to recognise that this program is part of a long-term energy vision. In contrast, a cancellation of the Feed-in Tariff program for myopic and political reasons sends a detrimental signal about Ontario's commitment to business development. Reneging on Feed-in Tariff contracts for project developers will reverberate throughout the international business community. This would be disastrous to Ontario's business credibility and hinder inves...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/climate-blog/2011/10/ont...

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