[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Today, the government of Ontario will announce its long-awaited Standard Offer program for renewable energy at a press conference at Spheral Solar in Cambridge, Ontario. Making the announcement will be the Honorable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario; the Honorable Donna Cansfield, Minister of Energy; and renowned Canadian scientist Dr. David Suzuki. The press conference will launch Ontario’s program providing Standard Offer Contracts for wind, solar, hydro, and biomass sources of energy. The program is the first of its kind in North America and is modeled after similar programs that have been highly successful in Europe. These programs, variously known as Electricity Feed Laws or Advanced Renewable Tariffs, have resulted in an explosion of renewable energy development across Europe. The government of Ontario hopes to replicate European success in the Canadian province.