Green energy contracts legally entrenched

Ontario Liberals make it impossible for new government to cancel them

The Ontario government has made it impossible for a new government to cancel 1,800 clean energy contracts under its feed-in tariff program ahead of the October election. Altogether, the projects are capable of producing the equivalent of nearly 10 per cent of the province’s current total capacity. But Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak, who is leading in public opinion polls, has said he thinks the program is making electricity unaffordable for people, and has promised to cancel the FIT program if elected. The old system was designed so that the Ontario Power Authority could end contracts at advanced stages of the approval process.

The Toronto Star 

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