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Congratulations Woodstock Hydro – Ontario’s leader in electricity conservation

Woodstock Hydro is demonstrating the real potential for energy conservation in Ontario.  It has achieved more than one-and-a-half times its targeted energy savings making it the leader among Ontario electric utilities in the quest to tap our full efficiency potential.  Woodstock Hydro gained top place by exceeding the 2011-2014 conservation targets set by Government of Ontario and the Ontario Energy Board by 152% in just two years.

Stop OPG’s 30% price increase - Petition

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for a 30% increase in the price it is paid for nuclear power, to begin paying the massive bill for re-building the Darlington Nuclear Station.
 

Conservation and Quebec water power are the big opportunities in Ontario’s new plan

Today Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli released the province’s new Long Term Energy PlanThe new plan has the potential to reduce electricity costs by importing low-cost water power from Quebec and Manitoba, and by ramping up energy efficiency efforts.
 
Specifically, according to the Plan, Ontario will “pursue contractual arrangements for firm imports where cost

A remarkable achievement — but we’ve got so much more to do

A remarkable achievement — but we’ve got so much more to do!

OPG's Money Grab

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) wants to increase the rate it receives for power from its nuclear units by a whopping 30% next year. OPG is basically asking to dig into electricity ratepayer pockets at the rate of $755 million a year to pre-pay for rebuilding its aging Darlington Nuclear Station.
 
OPG is also asking for a significant increase in the rate it receives for power from its heritage hydro projects – dams and power plants that were built many, many decades ago.

New pamphlet: Water power from Quebec beats nuclear hands down

The numbers tell the story: Quebec is exporting clean, renewable water power at half the cost of what Ontario Power Generation optimistically estimates will be the cost of electricity from a re-built Darlington nuclear station.

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

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