Just one week after U.S. President Obama signed into law the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with billions set aside to promote the build-out of new renewable energy capacity and make the U.S. more energy efficient, Ontario's Premier Dalton McGuinty and Energy Minister George Smitherman unveiled a plan to infuse the Canadian province with green energy and energy efficiency improvements.

"Ontario's Green Energy Act could propel the province past California as the most innovative North American leader in the renewable energy field." -- Denis Hayes, former director, NREL and founder of Earth Day.