Canada fights back with NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs on Canadian solar panel products

Ottawa will challenge U.S. safeguard tariffs on Canadian solar products July 29, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – I’ve been harping on this for months! So I’m glad to see some action – Steel and aluminum were stealing Tariff headlines, but Solar tariffs needed addressing Ottawa is requesting a NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs targeting Canada’s solar power industry under the so-called Chapter 20 dispute settlement provisions of the free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico,

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Solar Sunday – 2 parter today – Nova Scotia announces Solar program – UK manufacturer eyeing Montreal for Solar Panel facility

The government of Canada, jointly with Nova Scotia this week announced a program that will help Nova Scotia residents fit their homes with solar panels. July 15, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – Known as the SolarHomes program, it will provide rebates of up to 30% off the costs to buy and install rooftop solar systems and is expected to assists at least 2,000 Nova Scotian households in going solar over the next four years. “By adding solar to

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Solar Sunday – Canadian solar rules killing productivity… AGAIN! — While USA growing strength!

BC Hydro customers that produce TOO MUCH solar energy could lose payout for excess power – SERIOUSLY! BC is proposing to end the program that pays its customers for their surplus solar power. Vancouver residents that are TRYING to do the environmental “right thing” may soon realize BC feels there is such a thing of too much sunshine! Currently it’s still rare, but with BC residents wanting to add solar panels to their homes, enough

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Trudeau meets with Notley and Horgan – Short on details, big on promises

Trudeau says pipeline isn’t about ‘punishing’ B.C., it’s about what’s in the national interest ‘The federal government has a responsibility to bring Canadians together,’ PM before leaving Lima. “B.C.ers and Albertans are not opponents; they are neighbours,” the prime minister said. “They are fellow countrymen and women who want the best for themselves and each other.” Between flights, Trudeau was a mixed bag of messages to the public, and possibly to the Premiers as he

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Solar Sunday – Much like Canadian Oil and Gas — Solar is going global as Canada falls behind

A plethora of new solar projects, both announced and some under construction shows that Canada can do soooo much more with it’s abundant natural resources… yet doesn’t. Saudi Arabia is killing Canada in the Oil and Gas business… It’s about to do the same for Solar Power. Same with France, but that’s another day! This is Ghawar – of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It is by far the largest conventional oil field in

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