OREC Not Affected by the Suspension of the LRP Program

Last week, the Ontario Government decided to cancel the second round of the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) program.  The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) and MicroFIT programs remain untouched by this decision.  OREC continues to find new projects to build under FIT 5 and will...

Ontario’s new budget locks in climate action

The following is a guest post from Environmental Defence and was written by Patrick DeRochie, Campaign Coordinator of the Clean Economy program.  [divider] Ontario has taken its most significant step yet in tackling climate change and building a low-carbon economy....
The Customer-Centric Electricity Grid: New York State

The Customer-Centric Electricity Grid: New York State

New York State, under the leadership of Public Service Commission chair Audrey Zibelman, reaches a major milestone en route to the nation’s first market platform for customer-sited clean-energy technologies. A two-plus-hour drive north from New York City along the...
A Former Weapons Systems Designer Turned Green Builder

A Former Weapons Systems Designer Turned Green Builder

CBC Radio tells us about a hi-tech house near Merrickville, where a ridiculous r-value, is just the beginning. This house will allow Chris and Claire Weissflog to live virtually carbon free. Too good to be true? Find out yourself! Click here for the CBC Radio...
Ontario’s microFIT Program: The Nitty-Gritty On Going Solar

Ontario’s microFIT Program: The Nitty-Gritty On Going Solar

The approval process after our application to the OPA microFIT program took 3 1/2 months;  in June, we heard that our application had been conditionally approved. By then, Mark had done a lot of research on solar technology and had narrowed our choice of suppliers...