Thursday, October 12, 2006

 

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In Ontario, Making 'Clean Energy' Pay


Utilities Ordered to Compensate Homeowners For Power From Solar, Wind, Water Projects

By Doug Struck
Thursday, October 12, 2006; A16

TORONTO -- Leonard Allen, who runs a small solar panel company here, finally has something good to tell callers, he says. For the first time, he can promise it won't take 50 years to recoup the money they spend on a rooftop solar system.

Canada's Ontario province has ordered local utility companies to pay homeowners or businesses for any electricity they generate from small solar, wind, water or other renewable energy projects, beginning next month.

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