Ontario Government Launches Clean Energy Economic Development Strategy

Posted by NAW Staff on April 13, 2012 No Comments
Categories : Policy Watch

The Ontario government has launched its clean energy economic development strategy, which it says will create more jobs in the clean energy sector.

The strategy establishes the following goals:

  • Continue progress in wind and solar energy by supporting companies that are looking to export their Ontario-made products and services;
  • Take advantage of the province's leadership in smart meters and the smart grid, including grid automation, data management and consumer-facing ways to engage Ontarians in energy usage; and
  • Explore the potential of energy storage.

The government will take several steps to accomplish these goals, including the following:

  • Establishing the Ontario Clean Energy Task Force – which will include energy experts from the industry and associations – to help facilitate collaboration within Ontario's clean energy industry and to identify export markets, marketing opportunities and approaches to demonstrate Ontario's advanced clean energy systems;
  • Leading cleantech trade missions to support domestic manufacturers by showcasing Ontario's clean energy solutions in key markets worldwide, including Asia, the Middle East and the U.S.; and
  • Delivering on the province's Smart Grid Fund and other targeted investments to spur innovation in priority areas.

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