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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?

Ontario doing more with less

There was a time when a growing population and economy meant growing electricity use. Those times are gone. Instead, we are seeing a strong trend toward declining electricity use despite continued population and economic growth in Ontario.
 

Phase-out Pickering Nuclear Station and save $850 million per year

Phase-out Pickering Nuclear Station and save $850 million per year

The Pickering A Nuclear Station is the highest cost nuclear plant in North America while the Pickering B Station is the 5th highest cost.

The good news is that the operating licences for the aging Pickering reactors expire in 2014 and 2015. Phasing out these high-cost reactors would reduce our electricity bills by $850 million per year or 5%.

Don't waste money rebuilding the aging Pickering Plant.

 Phase-out  Pickering Nuclear Station and save $850 million per year

The Pickering A Nuclear Station is the highest cost nuclear plant in North America, while the Pickering B Station is the 5th highest cost.

The good news is that the operating licences for the aging Pickering reactors expire in 2014 and 2015. Phasing out these high-cost reactors would reduce our electricity bills by $850 million per year or 5%.

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