Ontario premier defends green energy rules
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012 11:58AM EST
Premier Dalton McGuinty is defending Ontario's green energy act despite a World Trade Organization ruling that says one of its components contravenes international guidelines.
The European Union and Japan filed a complaint two years ago, arguing requiring made-in-Ontario parts for wind and solar farms breaches international trade law.
McGuinty says the requirements haven't prevented foreign companies from trying to participate in Ontario's green energy economy.
He says Ontario has secured $27-billion worth of investment from Korea, China, the U.S., France and Germany in renewable energy projects.