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A wind farm is pictured in Alberta. Green-power developments are gearing up in the west even as Ontario cuts back on its early support for wind and solar projects. (The Canadian Wind Energy Association)
A wind farm is pictured in Alberta. Green-power developments are gearing up in the west even as Ontario cuts back on its early support for wind and solar projects. (The Canadian Wind Energy Association)

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Alberta and Saskatchewan are the new frontier for Canada’s renewable energy industry, as the epicentre of green-power development shifts west.

Until now, the largest concentration of renewable-energy development has been in Ontario, where the controversial green-energy policies of the Liberal provincial government effectively subsidized new wind and solar projects. But in the face of political pressure over electricity prices, and a glut of power production, the province is cutting back. In September, it killed off a promised round of procurement of new green electricity, deeply disappointing those in the industry who were hoping to bid on the projects.

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