On June 17, Canada blocked Japan’s request for the establishment of a World Trade Organization dispute panel to examine whether domestic content requirements under a program in Ontario aimed at encouraging the development of alternative energies is in violation of global trade rules. Ontario’s feed-in tariff program, established under the 2009 Green Energy and Green Economy Act to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2014, covers solar, wind, water, and bioenergy projects over 10 KW.