The clean technology industry may have outlived its name, suggests venture capitalist Wal van Lierop, co-founder and CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture. It’s not that cleantech innovation will disappear, it will simple become invisible, he tells Canadian Green Tech in an interview.
The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) says Alberta is missing a prime opportunity to leverage solar energy as a driver for job creation, electricity supply mix diversification and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction. All the province has to do is make tweaks to its deregulated market.
The electricity system operator in Ontario is making its demand response (DR) market more transparent and accessible to a larger number of parties. Among the number of changes to be implemented, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) will introduce demand side DR pilots and a DR auction in 2015.
The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is altering the way demand response programs will be operated. A price trigger is going to be implemented in the Demand Response 3 program (DR3) and a DR auction will be adopted in the future. The IESO took over responsibility of the DR programs from the Ontario Power Authority late last year.
The leadership position Ontario had in greenhouse gas emissions reduction is now gone, according to the latest report from Gord Miller, the province’s environmental commissioner. But there are steps the government can take to re-engage on the GHG file.