Progress Report for Ontario’s New Feed-in Tariff

Ontario’s Standard Offer Program created the first feed-in tariff for North America in over 20 years. Last year, Ontario government officials determined that a feed-in tariff similar to Germany’s would be the best way to deploy large amounts of renewable energy quickly.

While a number of applications for large projects have been submitted, the program has seen little development of small-scale residential and commercial solar and biogas projects. Some people say that the tariffs were set too low for those industries, which is discouraging community-based development. We’ll have a report on how effective Ontario’s feed-in tariff has been thus far.

Also in the podcast: Inside Renewable Energy’s European Contributor Rian Van Staden takes a look at the upcoming G8 Summit, UK’s early butterflies, and some notable renewable energy conferences.

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