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A crack of light

Today Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli confirmed that the province will not spend upwards of $26 billion on completely unnecessary new nuclear reactors at the Darlington Station.
 
It’s been evident for some time now that the cost of new reactors would be astronomical, that their power was not needed now, and that there was little likelihood it would needed in the future. 
 
Now that our energy decision makers’ feet are getting a little closer to the ground, it’s time for them to also come clean about th

Help make low-cost water power from Quebec a Liberal priority

Help make low-cost water power from Quebec a Liberal priority
 
Right now, the Ontario Liberal Party is asking for your ideas on how to build a better province. They’ve created an online “Common Ground” forum to discuss ideas like how to create a sustainable energy system.

Opportunity Knocks

We’ve said it a thousand times: energy conservation and improved efficiency are the cheapest ways to meet our energy needs and the fastest way to lower greenhouse gas emissions.  And the government listened!
 
In its discussion paper outlining a new approach to energy conservation, the government says it now sees the value of saving energy before spending more of your money on power supply projects.  This is a real reversal for a province that has always treated conservatio

Speak up for a smarter -- and cheaper -- energy plan

Want to pay less for power?  Think the future lies with green power and efficiency and not with mega costly mega projects?  Then the Ontario Government needs to hear from you today.
 
This is the final week to make your views heard on the government’s proposed changes to its Long Term Energy Plan.  Here’s a quick recap of the good, the bad, and the ugly of what the government has outlined:
  • Conservation and ef

Shut down Pickering!

Join us in calling on Premier Wynne to shutdown the aging and dangerous Pickering Nuclear Station
 
Ontario Power Generation wants to push the Pickering Nuclear Station -- located in the heart of the eastern Greater Toronto Area -- past its best-before date.  This plant was designed to operate for 40 years.  But despite a long history of breakdowns, safety issues and poor performance, OPG wants to keep the plant operating beyond its original limits.

Wanted: Your input on Ontario’s energy future

Some things never change. Twenty years ago, Ontario Hydro said electricity use would just grow and grow and the province would need expensive new mega-generating plants to meet this skyrocketing demand. Turns out they were wildly wrong.
 

Provincial By-Elections: Who will put Ontario’s energy consumers first?

Before voters go to the polls in five provincial by-elections on August 1st they need to know which political parties have realistic plans to reduce our electricity rates and bills. And they need to know which parties are still kidding themselves about the costs and risks of nuclear mega-projects.
 
Conservation First

Energy Minister Chiarelli Puts Consumers & Conservation First

Today Ontario’s Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli announced that the Government of Ontario will pursue all cost-effective energy conservation and efficiency measures before investing in new higher-cost power plants. This is a victory for consumers and common sense.

Can our electricity system cope with climate change?

Watching streets fill with water and the lights blink out across the city, you have to wonder – are we really prepared for the coming climate storm?
More than 170,000 Toronto and Mississauga residents lost power for anything from a few hours to a day or more after Monday night’s torrential downpour.

Fracked gas is not the answer

Do you want to heat your home with gas pumped out of shale rock in Pennsylvania with a noxious mix of water, sand and chemicals, or would you rather save money by making your home more energy efficient?

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