By Geoff Zochodne, The Oshawa Express
Ontario’s minister of energy visited the campus of Durham College recently, promising students training for jobs in the renewable energy sector that creating those jobs continues to be a priority for the provincial government. Minister Bob Chiarelli toured the school’s campus with Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson to see what the school is doing in terms of renewable energy training. The minister praised the school for being at the “forefront” of the green energy industry. He also pledged the provincial government would continue to support the green sector the students are trying to enter.
There is a need to “fine-tune” some of the programs, admitted the minister, before stating firmly the government is committed to the FIT (Feed-In Tariff) program and the renewable energy sector in general. “I know that there’s a lot of debate and controversy, in the media, about wind and sometimes solar,” says Minister Chiarelli, “but I certainly want to reassure everybody in this room today that the FIT program is here to stay.” Read article