Factsheet: Green Energy Act

Green Energy Act

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Green Energy Act, 2009
Description: 
This Act is designed to fostering the growth of renewable energy projects, which use cleaner sources of energy, and to removing barriers to and promoting opportunities for renewable energy projects and to promoting a green economy. The Ontario Green Energy Act (GEA), formally the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009, introduced in the Ontario legislature on February 23, 2009, is intended to expand renewable energy production, encourage energy conservation and create green jobs. Among many clauses, the GEA is best known for creating a number of feed-in tariff rates for different types of energy sources. Notable among these is the microFIT program for small non-commercial systems under 10 kilowatts, and FIT, the larger commercial version which covers a number of project types with sizes into the megawatts.
Goal/Aim: 
Support investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Energy

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies stimulating domestic use of biomass => availability for export
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2009