Ontario Environment Minister’s Charges Withdrawn

A southwestern woman native of Ontario has lost her chance to pursue a case against the government for its mishandling of specific clean energy projects. Crown prosecutors decided to withdraw charges on Wednesday against three wind farm companies, government staff, and Ontario’s environment minister
A spokesman for Environment Minister Jeff Yurek said that the charges were dropped due to a lack …

Ontario Government Canceled 758 Renewable Energy Contracts for Bigger Savings

The Progressive Conservative government of Ontario canceled 758 renewable energy contracts. According to Energy Minister Greg Rickford, the move will reduce electricity bills and save up to $790 for the provincial ratepayers. However, this figure is getting a thumbs down from industry officials, citing that it may only lead to losses for small entrepreneurs. 
Rickford released a statement on Friday saying that the…

Report Says the Ontario Energy Board Needs Technological Change

A group consisting of a three-person panel reported to Energy Minister Greg Rickford regarding the need for Ontario’s energy regulator an overhaul. The group stated that the system needs to adapt to technological change and respond to customer needs better.
As the energy sector in Ontario expands, the group seeks better handling of their clients’ needs. This way, people would better understand what&#…

Energy Storage as Ontario’s Environmental and Economic Answer to Its Energy Needs

Ontario, Canada, has greatly reduced its energy emissions and electricity costs by rapidly developing its battery storage capacities. While this is good news, the problem is still felt at a macro level as the modernization and decarbonization of the grid have not been widely embraced in terms of regulation or policy. These functions still need to fully utilize storage solutions, including batteries. 
The executive director …

Energy Storage

Energy storage pertains to the energy source’s conversion into something that will allow tapping in the energy produced now for future use. These energy sources are the ones that are not easy to store, including electricity.
With the advent and continuous progress of technology, many forms of energy-storage solutions can now store energy in different timescales, from seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, to months.
These technologies that have something to do with energy storage are only in their initial years …

Ontario Sees an Opportunity in Nuclear and Energy Storage

The Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) report said that Ontario could decrease its reliance on gas-fired plants while keeping its electricity system reliable. This could be possible by using energy storage with long-duration paired with the emission-free electricity coming from the Bruce nuclear power plant. 
The same report said that while Ontario aims for a net-zero, the higher capacity energy storage levels can be useful in future electricity grids. These technologies work best in a similar setup done in Ontario that paved the way for a steady supply of …

Ontario to Become the First Carbon-Neutral Community in Canada

The decision of Ruth and Tom Bowes to settle into the small community of Eden Mills was primarily due to the place’s plan to become the first carbon-neutral community in Canada.
Tom Bowes expressed his faith in people overcoming climate change if they commit themselves to become conscious about their littlest decisions, including how they consume, live, eat, or wear.
The husband and wife said they decided to settle in a straw-bale house. They utilize straws’ insulating properties to save energy bills and …

An Overview of the Bioeconomy

The bioeconomy is fastly emerging in Ontario. It’s opening new opportunities to homegrown products and local farmers. 
The system called bioeconomy pertains to using plant-based carbon as a replacement for fossil fuel-based carbon. It develops bio-based products, including bioenergy, fuel, and feed from crops, such as switchgrass, miscanthus, wheat straw, and corn stalk.
Ontario has the drive, innovation, and resources to support bioeconomy. It enables local farmers to benefit from the sustainability of …

Ontario to Save $250 Annually from Rooftop Solar

Many Ontario homeowners are already aware of the savings they can gain from relying on solar power. Having rooftop solar panels installed at homes will cut a big chunk of their electricity bills. However, another piece of good news was found in a Canadian Renewable Energy Association study. It said that all ratepayers, whether they have the panels installed on their rooftop or not, will still benefit in the process.
By 2030, it is estimated that …