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x9x9x9WorldOECDOECDnoCanadaFranceGermanyJapanUnitedKingdomUnitedStatesCanadaQuebecOntarioManitobaBritishColumbiaWhatistheFeedinTariffprogramTheGreenEnergyActAlliancehadurgedtheprovincetouseaFITprogramtostimu-latethedevelopmentofrenewable-energyprojects.Thetariffoffersguaranteedattrac-tivepricestodevelopersofwindwatersolarbiomassandbiogaspowerprojects.WhatisthereturnoninvestmentforanindividualSolarpanelseasilycanbeinstalledonresidencesbusinessesschoolscommu-nitycentresorplacesofworship.Attodayx19sratesitcostsabout27000topurchaseandinstallrooftopsolarphotovoltaicpanelsthatgeneratethreekilowattsor280kilowatt-hourspermonth.Ontariox19smicroFITpro-gramcurrentlypaysresidents80.2perkilowatt-hourwhichaddsuptoapproxi-mately2500peryear.Atthatrateyourinvestmentispaidoffin11yearsx14therestisgravy.Forsolarinstallationsbuiltonthegroundtheprovincepays58.8kh.WhataretheopportunitiesInadditiontoinstallingsolarpanelsonyourpropertyyoucouldstartorsupportcom-munityenergyprojects.TheWindfallEcol-ogyCentreWECbasedinAuroraatthesouthendoftheLakeSimcoewatershedandtheChippewaofGeorginaIslandarejointlydevelopingthePukwisCommunityWindParkonGeorginaIslandthelargestislandonLakeSimcoe.Individualswillbeabletoinvestinthis2rst-of-its-kindprojectbypur-chasingsharesinthePuk-wisEnergyCo-operative.Investorswillreceivediv-idendsfromthesaleoftheelectricityproduced.WhatstepsareinvolvedMajorenergydevelopersindividualsorcommunitygroupsmustapplyfortheFIT.Todatenotalloftheapplicantsinter-estedindevelopinggreenpowerhavebeenawardedFITcontracts.IfyouwanthelpnavigatingthesystemtheWECpro-videsfull-servicerenewableenergyprojectmanagement.FromsolarassessmentsandfeasibilitystudiestogridconnectiontheWEChelpshomeownerscommunitygroupscorporationsandmunicipalitiesthroughtheprocessofinstallingsolarphotovoltaicsystems.TheWECcanhelpyoudeterminewhethergoingsolarisfea-sibleaswellaswithsystemdesignpan-elinstallationandgridconnection.WhybotherClimatechangehasalreadyshortenedthelengthoftimethaticecoversLakeSimcoeeachyear.Wemustallreduceourgreen-house-gasemissionsto2ghtclimatechange.Canadiansusetwiceasmuchenergyaspeopleinotherindustrializedcountriesseetable.WhilereducingourenergyuseshouldbeourNo.1goalwecanminimizetheim-pactofgeneratingenergybychoosingre-newable-energyoptions.x8LSLClaireMalcolmsonisaRescueLakeSimcoeCoalitionboardmemberandworkspart-timeforEnvironmentalDefence.Sheispursuinghermasterx19sdegreeinplanningandenviron-mentalstudiesatYorkUniversityinToronto.10LakeSimcoeLivingAutumn2010photomontagecourtesywindfallecologycentretablesourcefrontiercentreforpublicpolicywww.fcpp.orgfromieaworldenergystats2000electricpowerstatisticsstatisticscanada-catalogueno57-001-XpbLx12kx10fxexdxctrippleeffectAcoalitionofpeopleconcernedabouttheeffectsofpoorairqualityontheenvironmentandhumanhealthpersuadedOntarioPremierDaltonMcGuintyx19sLiberalstophaseoutcoal-2redelectricitygenerationintheprovince.The2rstcoalphase-outdeadlineof2007wasnotmetbuttheprovinceintroducedtheGreenEnergyandGreenEconomyActtohelpusreachthegoal.AspartofOntariox19scommitmentto2ghtclimatechangetheprovincewillreducegreenhouse-gasemissionsbyeliminatingcoal-2redgenerationbytheendof2014.SomeoftheenergywillbereplacedthroughtheFeedinTariffFITprogram.NowisthetimetomakemoneybygeneratingenergyonyourrooftoporinyourcommunityByCLaireMaLCoLMsonGenerateGreenPhotomontageofwhatGeorginaIslandwilllooklikefromVirginiaBeachafterPukwisisconstructedemPOWERmentTOOLSFITprogramshttpx15t.powerauthority.on.caWindfallEcologyCentrewww.windfallcentre.caPukwisEnergyCo-operativewww.pukwis.caGreenEnergyActAlliancehttpgreenenergyact.caIamGreenPowerhttpiamgreenpower.caquestionsCommunityPowerFundwww.cpfund.caOntarioSustainableEnergyAssociationwww.ontario-sea.orgAverageelectricityconsumptionperpersoninmegawatt-hoursperyear2520151050