Prince Edward Island passes renewable energy law

By | March 01, 2006
The Canadian province Prince Edward Island is making strides to become a leader in renewable energy use. More than a year ago, the legislative assembly passed the Renewable Energy Act, but the provincial government just approved three out of four sections in the act in January. The act requires utility companies to provide no less than 15 percent of their electricity from renewable resources. Minimum purchase price, designated areas and net-metering sysystems regulations were also approved, while a more aggressive 2015 renewables target was held over for rework.