News Home

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

Ontario lowers premiums for wind, solar power; gives local councils more say  

Credit:  By The Canadian Press, www.canadianbusiness.com 19 March 2012 ~~

TORONTO – Ontario municipalities will get more say, but not a full veto over the location of wind and solar projects when the Liberals release a review of their green energy plans this week.

Energy Minister Chris Bentley says the government has listened to municipalities who want more input on where green-energy projects are located.

However, Bentley says Ontario will not return to the days when local councils could reject a proposal to produce electricity in their area.

He says the government will stop short of giving municipalities a veto over wind and solar projects.

The review will also lower the lucrative premiums paid by the province for wind and solar power contracts, which the Opposition blames for sending electricity bills soaring.

Ontario pays up to 80.2 cents a kilowatt hour for solar power and 13.5 cents per kwh for wind power, while residential hydro users pay about 10 cents a kilowatt hour at peak rates.

The Conservatives want to end what they call “massive subsidies” for green energy, and say you can’t power a twenty-first century economy based on when the sun shines and the wind blows.

Source:  By The Canadian Press, www.canadianbusiness.com 19 March 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.