09 Oct '11, 11pm
Canadian Solar Industry Aiming for a Sunny 2012 Budget
Canada’s solar industry is taking its best aim to put a little sunlight in the 2012 federal budget. The Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA) this past week appeared at pre-budget consultations in Windsor, Ontario, to discuss what can be done to boost the industry. With 2011 revenues around C$2 billion and employing 8,000 according to the CanSIA website, Canada’s solar industry, by 2025 , is aiming to be an effective part of the country’s energy mix. By 2025, it wants to employ 35,000 people and remove around 15-31 million tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHG).