Japan takes Canada to the WTO

Japan has complained to the World Trade Organization that a renewable energy program in Ontario is protectionist and violates WTO rules, Agence France-Presse reported. Ontario has launched a "feed-in-tariff" that requires the use of province-made products in manufacturing power-generating facilities, but Japan asked Canada to reconsider its decision. The provincial program is part of the Green Energy Act, which aims to reduce Ontario's dependency on coal-fired power.

Published: Wednesday, 09/15/2010 12:00 am EDT

Japan has complained to the World Trade Organization that a renewable energy program in Ontario is protectionist and violates WTO rules, Agence France-Presse reported. Ontario has launched a "feed-in-tariff" that requires the use of province-made products in manufacturing power-generating facilities, but Japan asked Canada to reconsider its decision. The provincial program is part of the Green Energy Act, which aims to reduce Ontario's dependency on coal-fired power.

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