Keeping The Baby, Throwing Out The Bathwater

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“Keep the baby – small-scale generation projects, throw out the bathwater – subsidies and prescriptions.”

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by Jan Carr

This issue entitled “Keeping the Baby, Throwing out the Bathwater” proposes replacing Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff Program (FIT) with a Distributed Generation Tariff (DGT) Program. The author Dr. Jan Carr argues that a DGT model will better protect customers from rising prices by eliminating multiple price categories and the excessive costs required under the FIT Program. A DGT Program will Dr. Carr contends benefit consumers, communities and the environment while facilitating the development of worthwhile small-scale generating projects.