Denmark, the country that in many ways launched the wind industry, has increased its goals, both for generating electricity from wind, and for reducing carbon emissions. (more…)
Archive for November, 2011
The Provincial government is undergoing the planned 2 year review of the FIT and MicroFIT program. The objective is to review everything from price to policy, to design a program that keeps the industry growing, while offering best value for ratepayers. These issues are of course tough to balance.
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is undergoing the Feed in Tariff (FIT) review process. Some media reports have suggested that this process is underway due to the recent election, in which the PC’s made an issue of the Green Energy Act and electricity prices. In reality, the Green Energy Act dictates that a FIT review occur every 2 years, and it is the normal and expected review that is underway. (more…)
The provincial NDP has introduced a private member’s bill into the legislature calling for the elimination of the 8% provincial share of HST on home heating fuels. This will help create jobs in other provinces, while reducing them in Ontario. Here is why.
Wind Power Monthly reports that new wind installations worldwide increased the installed capacity by 9% in the first 9 months of 2011, to 207,000 MW. Non emitting wind continues to increase its share of the electricity market. (more…)