How Ontario Became A Green Energy Leader and Why It Needs to Stay the Course
With the passage of the Green Energy and Green Economy Act in 2009, Ontario took a bold step into the future and launched an ambitious effort to develop a green power industry. The Act’s goal was to expand renewable energy generation and to seed a new industry in a province facing a decline in manufacturing jobs.
Today, Ontario leads Canada in renewable energy investment, development, and employment. And support for green energy in the province is strong. A recent poll shows over 80 per cent want to see more power in Ontario generated from renewable sources.
This report demonstrates the success of the Green Energy and Green Economy Act and highlights the economic opportunities that will be missed if Ontario does not continue to grow green energy.
The Green Energy and Green Economy Act made Ontario a climate leader. But current plans have Ontario stop building new wind and solar power after 2021.
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