Posted by Ian:
In the preamble to the McGuinty government’s push “to boost renewable energy, economic growth and create a culture of conservation,” George Smitherman,Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure notes:
“There exists today a global race to establish the policies, attract the investment and build the foundation for the green economy that is sure to sustain future prosperity and progress. It is a race Ontario is determined to win. This proposed legislation would help Ontario become the preferred destination for green jobs, green investment and green energy.”
You’ll excuse me for taking a wait-and-see attitude, since residents in this part of Ontario remember Smitherman’s snarky attitude as he attempted to slyly shutter the palliative care unit at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital and his pathetic shot across the bow of opponents to such a move, people he labelled as fear-mongers.
In any event, here is the background to this bold new green plan.
Green Energy Act