Archive for November, 2011

Denmark’s Wind Ambition

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

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…)

Recommendations for MicroFIT Review

Monday, November 28th, 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.

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Information for the Ontario Power Authority MicroFIT Review – Solar Rooftops

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

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…)

NDP Policy Proposal Hurts Working Families

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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.

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New Wind Installations Robust in 2011

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

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…)

Ontario Progress on Renewable Energy

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The Ontario Power Authority has a report that provides data on the amount of renewable energy that has been deployed, and the amount in the pipeline, since they first began awarding contracts. It makes for interesting reading. (more…)