Ottawa companies call renewable energy contract cancellations a waste

By Matthew Kupfer, CBC News Ottawa, July 14, 2018

The Ontario government is cancelling 758 renewable energy projects, a move people involved with the sector call a 'waste' that will create uncertainty.

The government made the announcement Friday, which includes the cancellation of 26 Ottawa projects.

Four of those cancelled are solar projects that belong to the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative, according to spokesperson Aaron Thornell.

(...)Robb Barnes, executive director of Ecology Ottawa, said the Ontario government is conducting "policy by sledgehammer" on the energy file.

"Investors are going to go elsewhere. They're going to go to jurisdictions like California that are moving ahead with green jobs," he said.

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