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Expect Delays: a Presentation Reviewing Ontario’s “Buy Local” Renewable Energy Program

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on May 20, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

placeholderOntario’s landmark “buy local” renewable energy Feed-In Tariff program launched in late 2009.  After four years, the program has created thousands of jobs, helped close coal-fired power plants and made energy producers of many Ontarians.  But roadblocks remain, and changes are needed.  The following presentation outlines the program, its goals and accomplishments, and the barriers to future success.

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