in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The Ontario government is providing $3.4 million to support a wind energy conversion project, led by Reza Iravani at the University of Toronto. The project will develop more efficient ways to convert wind energy into renewable electricity that can be supplied to the power grid.

"We're investing in the skills, education and creativity of our people to build more prosperity for Ontario families," says Premier and Minister of Research and Innovation Dalton McGuinty. "By enabling world-class research to be done right here in Ontario, we're doing our part to advance new technologies and build a cleaner, greener and healthier province."

The investment is made under the Ontario Research Fund's Research Excellence program, the Premier's office says. Under its first round of investments, the government will contribute $115 million to support research at universities, institutes and hospitals across Ontario.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995