Ontario Unplugged? Doug Ford’s first month

Ontario’s PCs swept to power in June’s election, and Premier Doug Ford was sworn in on June 29. His first month in power has included a number of moves that impact the solar and renewables sector, as expected following a vociferous campaign

Ford’s first order of business, announced July 3, was to revoke the regulations that enabled Cap & Trade as part of the continental Western Climate Initiative.

With the loss of these funds, a number of associated programs were also terminated – most notably the GreenON Fund, and with it the proposed subsidies on solar panels and storage – but also EV Incentive programs and the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program.

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