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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says a proposed Green Energy Act would help lead to more than 50,000 new jobs over the next three years. The Green Energy Act, to be introduced in the Ontario Legislature later this month, would establish Ontario as a leader in North America in building renewable energy, encouraging energy conservation and creating green jobs.

According to McGuinty, the bill would help the government ensure our province's future by doing the following:

- supporting and expanding economic investment, thus building a stronger, greener economy with an estimated 50,000 direct and indirect jobs over the next three years;

- expanding Ontario's use of renewable sources of energy such as wind, solar, biomass and biogas; and

- better protecting our environment, combating climate change and creating a healthier future for generations to come.

"Everywhere I go in Ontario, people tell me they want us to build a greener province," says George Smitherman, deputy premier and minister of energy and infrastructure. "I'll be introducing legislation soon that would make Ontario a world-leading jurisdiction for renewable energy, with best-in-class programs designed to yield best-in-class progress to attract investment and create 21st century job opportunities for Ontarians."

SOURCE: Office of Premier Dalton McGuinty


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