EU Takes Ontario Renewable Energy Policy To WTO

Law360, Washington (August 11, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT) -- The European Union announced Thursday it had asked the World Trade Organization to take action over the Canadian province of Ontario's renewable energy policy, saying it offers subsidies to producers of renewable energy provided they use domestic technology.

The Ontario Green Energy and Economy Act is inconsistent with Canada's WTO obligations, the EU alleges. The OGEA empowers the Ontario Power Authority to develop programs to encourage the use of renewable energy, and the authority has accordingly developed a feed-in tariff program that allows it to buy...
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