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Help develop Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan

Ministry of Energy / 13 October 2016

help-develop-ontarios-ltepOntario is seeking public input to help develop the province’s next Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) to maintain a reliable supply of clean, affordable electricity.

Minister of Energy Glenn Thibeault visited Holy Cross Elementary School in Sudbury to launch consultations with a Grade 5 class of students, who recently wrote to the minister with questions about energy issues in Ontario.

Get involved in the conversation by visiting Ontario.ca/EnergyTalks:

  • Share your ideas online starting on October 17
  • Attend one of the in-person consultations across the province
  • Send in a written submission on the Environmental Registry

Supporting a reliable supply of clean, affordable electricity is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

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Green power projects at risk

Brockville Recorder & Times / Sabrina Bedford / 04 October 2016

transcanada-solar-projectNew community-owned solar power projects slated for development in Leeds and Grenville are at risk of not getting off the ground due to a lack of community support, according to an energy co-op.

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC) has been actively developing new projects in Leeds-Grenville, however, the company says renewable energy cooperatives must now prove new projects have community backing.

David Mazur-Goulet, a spokesperson for OREC, said meeting the 50-member threshold is necessary to apply for Feed-in Tariff (FIT) contracts with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) this fall.

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Ontario scraps plans for $3.8B in renewable energy projects

Toronto Star / Rob Ferguson / 27 September 2016

wynne-on-tractorIn another measure to keep hydro bills in check, Ontario is scrapping plans to sign $3.8 billion in contracts for renewable energy like wind and solar, Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault said Tuesday.

The move — which the Progressive Conservatives have been calling for regularly — will keep $2.45 from going on the average homeowner’s monthly hydro bill and halt the building of new wind farms opposed by many rural residents.

Thibeault said the decision was made after the province’s electricity planning agency released a report earlier this month saying there was no “urgent need” to procure additional supply.

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The Three Amigos’ clean energy target explained

Clean Energy Canada / Clare Demerse / 29 June 2016

clean-energy-canadaToday’s meeting of the three North American leaders put climate and clean energy at the centre of a packed agenda — an important signal in and of itself.

And the leaders took advantage of their time together to deliver several new and promising clean energy commitments. This blog digs into those continent-wide clean energy plans: what they mean, why they matter, and what Canada should do next.

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How to lower your electricity bills and GHG emissions

Ontario Clean Air Alliance / Angela Bischoff / 13 June 2016

pchoiceswebWhen you turn on your computer, lamp or TV do you think about the source of the electricity you are using? Its climate impact? Its cost?

Most of us don’t give a second thought to these concerns when we hit the “on” switch, but there are important decisions pending around all of these issues in Ontario.

Our new report, Power Choices: Designing an electricity system for a rapidly changing world looks at how we could redesign our electricity system to reduce costs, lower its climate impact, and create new jobs and economic opportunities.

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The breakthrough in renewable energy

vpro international / 05 May 2016

Renewable energy is becoming cheaper than energy from fossil fuels. It means that progressively the choice for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical one but an economic one. And this will speed up the transfer to renewable energy.

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The Transition Framework

Inner Transition is occasionally overlooked in favour of more immediately ‘practical’ undertakings, reinforcing an observed and acknowledged division in many Transition Initiatives between “doers” and “talkers”, but for Transition Initiatives looking to foster a kind of community resilience that is equitable, inclusive, nimble, responsive, caring, and cohesive, Inner Transition efforts are a necessary place to start.

— Anne Rucchetto, Blake Poland
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