Canadian Voters: The Coming Election – What it Means for Clean Energy in Ontario

Canadian Voters: The Coming Election – What it Means for Clean Energy in Ontario

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: “The Coming Election – What it Means for Clean Energy in Ontario.”

At the above Green Neighbours 21’s meeting the main message from Cheryl McNamara of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Toronto is as follows:

“Green Energy Act

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak announced on May 10 that if elected in October he will end the feed-in-tariff (FIT) program and scrap the $7-billion Samsung green energy deal. This announcement has serious consequences.

In just two years Ontario’s Green Energy Act and FIT program have generated thousands of clean tech jobs, and have employed thousands of construction and tradesworkers. The Act and FIT programs are helping Ontario get its struggling economy back on track, and making Ontario a world leader in one of the fastest growing industries globally – clean tech development.

Any mention of undermining the mechanism that is generating this level of activity causes economic uncertainty. Take action!

Businesses & Business Associations – Sign the Open Letter

Take Action – Your voice is important. Find out how you can join the collective movement to save the FIT program

Support Documents– Learn the claims against the Green Energy Act, FIT program and renewable energy and documented evidence that refute such claims. Use this information when corresponding to Tim Hudak and the media.

In the News – Read about the rising movement to save the FIT program.”

Here’s the link for the excellent presentation “The Coming Election: What it Means for Clean Energy in Ontario”, given by Cheryl McNamara of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (Canada), for your perusal (at the end of this presentation, you will see some questions you can ask candidates in this election of October 6, 2011):

http://www.citizensclimatelobby.ca/system/files/files/Green%20Neighbours%2021%20Presentation_Sept%2012_11.pdf .

Contact Info:

Cheryl McNamara
Group Leader
cheryl.mcnamara@ccltoronto.org

Not in Toronto?
Contact Mark Reynolds at mark.reynolds@citizensclimatelobby.org to find out more about the Citizens Climate Lobby and how you can get involved in your own community.

Happy Voting!

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