MPA Major Research Papers
Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines the Green Energy Act (GEA) and the economic circumstances that enabled the bill to become law in Ontario. An analysis of electrical power research, planning, and recommendations over the past forty years was conducted. The findings reveal that a variety of changes led to the approval of the GEA, including an environmentally conscious value shift and the economic recession, and the coincidence of these factors allowed forty years of government funded energy research to culminate in a publicly supported piece of legislation.
Markvoort, Peter, "Bill 150: The Green Energy Act: An Analysis of Green Energy Politics in Ontario" (2010). MPA Major Research Papers. 78.