YOU WOULD be hard-pressed to find much positive news about the renewable energy field these days. Everywhere, it seems, there are naysayers pointing to the downsides associated with wind, solar et al.
Nowhere is that more evident than in Ontario, where the province’s Feed In Tariff (FIT) program is undergoing an overhaul (a good thing, really). Any day now, we will find out how FIT will fit into our future.
But, detractors aside, all hope is not lost, it seems. Especially if an idea making the rounds is to be believed. The plan would see the creation of 50 regional non-profit, public entities building renewable generation in Ontario. No more government chasing private operators.
And the coolest part – the man responsible for the plan says not only would power be generated but also hundreds of millions of dollars.
And they said it couldn’t be done.
ELSEWHERE AROUND THE GREEN HUB IN CANADA
From the frugal family file: Eight ways to tame household debt … Canadian builders take note: How an April 1 deadline is looming for national eco program … Why these five Canadian companies were selected as environmental employers of the year … Eco Friends of Canada seeks new members for consortium in Winnipeg … Just around the corner? Ontario green power projects to get more local input … Will solar power producers be taking a hit in the pocketbook? … And how one columnist says “it ain’t feasible being green.” … Why is the timing in Canada never right for action on climate? … How Coke Canada seeks to establish its green cred … Why for some builders, vinyl is green … How Lower Churchill power project got the environmental green light … How a humble parking lot got a green makeover …
Last but not least: Shades of the This Really Old House Goes Green project, or TROHGG if you will – a Vancouver program is encouraging recycling when tearing down a house. It’s startling, really, how much material can avoid a final resting place in landfills … (VIDEO) …