Green jobs aren’t just an American dream. Countries around the world are realizing the importance of green jobs, specifically clean energy jobs, as part of the worldwide economic recovery. Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA) will strengthen the province’s clean energy program and it could bring more than 50,000 new jobs to the region.

Some of the features of the GEA include:

  • The creation of a smart grid
  • Streamlining the renewable energy project approval process
  • Foster growth in a variety of clean energy industries including biomass, biogas and wind energy
  • Regulating wind turbine placement in neighborhoods and near roadways
“Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA), and related amendments to other legislation, received Royal Assent on May 14. Regulations and other tools needed to fully implement the legislation were introduced through the month of September 2009, as part of a 10-step plan to bring the GEA to life.” Source: Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Last week, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the launch of the GEA. For more information on the act, read Green Energy Rules Make Ontario A North American Leader.

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