As people in Ontario vote in provincial elections, the top two contenders are still locked in a tight race. The governing Liberals under Premier Dalton McGuinty will need to lose 17 or more seats in order to lose their majority.
Due to his campaign’s lack of vision, the PC hopeful, Tim Hudak, lost his massive lead in the polls. Unlike McGuinty, Hudak did not address the energy future of Ontario and nor did he focus on the province’s role in the growing green economy.
Ontario’s Green Energy Act is “good for consumers, good for business and good for workers,” says John Podesta, the ex-chief of staff for former President Bill Clinton. He also warned Canadians about the fear and misinformation campaigns from entrenched interests in the old energy economy.
The solar panels being installed on the roof of Algoma University’s George Leach Centre is an example of state supported renewable energy investment. The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) provided $50,000 for the project, which is expected to create 159 KWH of power and generate annual revenues of $127,000 a year that will be shared between the University and the Sault Ste. Marie PUC.
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