Ontario raises renewable energy projects

The Ontario Government in Canada will invest more than CA$8 billion (€5.96 million) in 184 renewable energy projects across the province.

Ontario coalition The Green Energy Act Alliance says the sums will bring 2,500MW of renewable projects to the province and help Ontario replace all of its coal-fired power plants by 2014.
Of the 184 planned projects seven are biogas, two biomass, four landfill, 76 ground-mounted solar, 47 onshore wind, 46 hydro, one rooftop solar and one offshore wind project.

The funding announcement follows a series of announcements related to the new feed-in-tariff programme (FIT), which guarantees renewable power sellers fixed, above market prices for 20 years to put their production into the electricity grid.

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