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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%.

Premier Wynne can lower your energy bills - with the power of efficiency

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People in Ontario use 50% more energy per person than their neighbours in New York State. That’s a big gap that can’t be explained away by a colder climate or other factors – the bottom line is that we are simply much more wasteful in our energy use.

Gas Plants? Who needs 'em?

Premier Wynne may be literally sitting on the answer to Ontario’s gas plant problems.

In the Whitney Block building that contains the Premier’s office, there is a steam plant that heats various buildings around Queen’s Park. It is a perfect example of outdated energy infrastructure that could be made much more efficient. By converting this plant to a combined heat and power (CHP) system, Queen’s Park could make much more efficient use of the natural gas being burned there and reduce the need for gas peaker plants to power its air conditioners in summer.

No more "Father Knows Best" reruns please

New Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is promising fresh ideas and new approaches.

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