Greenhouse Canada

Features Energy Management
Webinar held on Ontario’s new Feed-in Tariff rules

April 23, 2012  By Treena Hein

The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) held an expert panel webinar on Thursday April 26th focused on the status of municipalities powers related to renewable energy project approvals and developments. It was a discussion of whether municipalities have been stripped of a voice in deciding what happens in their backyards.

The webinar (April 26th from 11 AM to 1 PM) also focused on the following questions:

– Are the current responsibilities and powers of municipalities related to the Renewable Energy Approvals process inadequate?
– What responsibilities do developers have under the Renewable Energy Approvals process?
– Do existing policies, programs, funding structures, responsibilities and powers need to be refined, added or removed?
– What are the keys for your commercial and community projects gaining municipal support? – Who are the good guys – what are progressive municipalities doing in Ontario and abroad? – Where can municipalities get help?
– Is the recent FIT Review good news for the role and power of municipalities?


Expert Panel Participants:
Peter Black, Director, Brant Renewable Energy
Terry Collins, Board Chair, Brant Renewable Energy
Steven Hall, Director of Real Property Asset Management, Region of Peel
Gordon Potts, Director of Business Development, Northland Power
Mark Wales, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Kristopher Stevens, Executive Director, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
Theresa A. McClenaghan, Executive Director and Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Doris Dumais, Director, Environmental Approvals Access and Service Integration, Ministry of Environment

For more information, contact: Nicole Risse at The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association: or 416-977-4441 ext. 3

The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is a non-partisan, member-based non-profit dedicated to inspiring and enabling the people of Ontario to improve the environment, economy and their health by conserving and producing clean, renewable energy in their homes, businesses and communities. Members include individuals, manufacturers, installers, developers, municipalities, First Nations, farmers, co-operatives and other community organizations supportive of, and engaged in, sustainable energy in Ontario.

Print this page


Stories continue below