Ontario Hailed as First to Subsidize Solar Power

Ontario Hailed as First to Subsidize Solar Power

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Ontario, Canada announced an historic proposal to buy clean, renewable electricity from homeowners and entrepreneurs who produce solar, wind or other green power over the next 20 years by connecting them to the power grid. Premier Dalton McGuinty says he hopes the plan will see a quarter of a million homes powered by renewable energy within a decade.

While Canada is far behind European countries like Germany and the Netherlands in providing renewable energy, Ontario’s incentives are leading the way as the most progressive in North America, says well-known environmentalist David Suzuki.

"We’re taking a bold new step that will allow hundreds of small, local renewable-energy producers to get into the energy market," McGuinty said. (more info)

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