A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

The Ontario Government has Introduced a Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

This plan will result in:

– increased investment in Canada’s clean technology sector.
– support for and continuing to uphold renewable energy-cost competitiveness in Ontario.
– more jobs in the skilled trades.
– increased investments in clean technology.
– reduced emissions and energy bills.

Solar Energy is a Critical Part of this Plan

Ontario’s plan will work in conjunction with Federal government changes to tax policy and the depreciation of clean energy equipment.
With businesses able to divert income to later years, it will be easier to invest in clean energy technology, reducing fossil fuel consumption.

The government is also initiating the Carbon Trust for the private sector to promote investments in:
– Solar energy
– Battery storage
– Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
– Other clean technology

The benefits of this plan will have a ripple effect throughout the entire economy. Supporting a clean approach helps businesses remain competitive, while taking steps to reduce their green house emissions.

The solar industry is happy with this move but feels that the government needs to do more. Presently individual homeowners are prevented from using third party financing to install solar systems on their roof tops. Access to such financing would allow a homeowner to lower their energy bills, reduce emissions and create skilled trade jobs.

The  Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan can be read here.

If you would like to learn more about solar energy and how you can incorporate it into your life visit the CanSIA site. It stands for Canadian Solar Industries Association.

Canadian Solar Industries Association