Queen's University

Ontario's green energy strategy

2012-04-03

Queen’s University School of Policy Studies professor and renewable energy expert Warren Mabee is available to talk about reports that the Ontario government is set to compromise on some of the most controversial aspects of its green-energy strategy.

A report is expected to be released next week on the province's feed-in-tariff strategy. The report is expected to lower the premiums that have been used to attract renewable energy projects and also give some degree of municipal authority over where wind turbines and solar panels are placed.

“I think everybody in the solar power industry is a little nervous. They don’t know what the rates will be when the Ontario government makes its announcement,” says Dr. Mabee.

Dr. Mabee, who is the director of the Queen’s University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, has authored numerous studies examining policy for renewable energy options, and has provided expert advice to both federal and provincial governments on the development of strategies to reduce our reliance upon fossil energy sources.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 ormichael.onesi@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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