A Feed-In Tariff program would go a long way toward supplying Saskatchewan with extra energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and create a huge entrepreneurial opportunity for Saskatchewan people. This program also frees up public funding for core social program funding.

Perhaps Saskatoon could step into the 21st century by introducing a municipal feed-in tariff for renewable energy. In February, Banff became the first municipality in Canada to do this, offering significant incentives for households to install solar panels. Since 2009, when Gainesville, Fla., became the first North American municipality to adopt a feed-in tariff, the town of 127,000 people has installed 15 MW of photovoltaic solar power.

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