Ontario proposes new path for financing energy, water conservation


Homeowners in Ontario could soon finance efficiency retrofits and solar panel installations through an additional charge on their property taxes, but only if the province makes good on regulatory changes it proposed last month.  Toronto councillor Mike Layton said proposed changes to provincial legislation would allow municipalities to enter into agreements with individual property owners wishing to invest in changes to their home that would reduce energy or water consumption.   Read more at The Star.

See the Columbia Institute publication This Green House for more information about municipal retrofit financing.