P – Green Energy Act Proposal is Flawed

Abstract

Although admirable in intent, and presumably well-meaning, the Green Energy Act (GEA) proposed by a coalition of environmental and other organizations is flawed in many important respects:

According to a recent study performed by Management Information Services, Inc. in the U.S., by 2030 energy efficiency there will create over six times the revenues and over four times the number of jobs as renewable energy. The hottest sectors in terms of revenue growth include solar thermal, solar photo voltaics, biofuels, and fuel cells. Within renewable energy, solar and biomass will exceed the jobs provided by wind by 25-50 per cent each, or a total of almost three times.

In summary, Canadian federal and provincial government policies and programs should be focused on:

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