Ontario, Canada Takes Steps to Ensure Successful Renewable Energy Program

Ontario's clean energy strategy has attracted significant renewable energy development, leveraging more than $27 billion in new investment and economic opportunities.

Ontario is moving ahead with its clean energy program, taking immediate steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of renewable energy.


Following the first review of Ontario's signature Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Program, the government will act quickly to implement the following recommendations:

• Streamlining the regulatory approvals process for projects while maintaining the highest environmental protection standards.

• Reducing prices - for solar projects by more than 20 per cent and wind projects by approximately 15 per cent.

Ontario's clean energy strategy has attracted significant renewable energy development, leveraging more than $27 billion in new investment and economic opportunities.

QUOTES:

"Having a clean energy strategy that supports healthier families, a healthier environment and a healthier economy is part of our plan to create and support jobs today and tomorrow. I want to thank Ontarians for the thoughtful feedback and insight they provided to help us move forward. It's clear Ontario's clean energy sector is evolving and the province is positioned to become a global leader in clean energy knowledge and products."

– Chris Bentley
Energy Minister

LEARN MORE:
• Read the Two-Year Review
• Read Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan
• Learn more about renewable energy in Ontario
• Moving Clean Energy Forward
• Support For McGuinty Government's FIT Recommendations

For more information, contact:

Ainsley Martin, Media Relations, Brand Marketing
Tel: 416-314-8704
E-mail: ainsley.martin@ontario.ca

Berj Alexanian, BlissPR, Account Executive
Tel: 312-577-0048
E-mail: berj@blisspr.com

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