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Good money after bad

January 22, 2013

Good money after bad

It’s bad enough that the Liberal Government is determined to spend billions of dollars rebuilding a nuclear plant we don’t really need, but now it is layering on expensive consultants as a “cost control” measure.

Government moves up coal phase out deadline – we’re almost there!

With the government’s announcement that all coal burning will cease at the Nanticoke and Lambton plants by the end of 2013, the dirty coal era is ending in Ontario.  This represents a huge environmental and health victory for all Ontarians and we congratulate the Liberal Government for this major accomplishment.  We’d also like to thank the Progressive Conservative, New Democ

What Toronto really needs

What Toronto really needs

All of those glass walled condos popping up in the Toronto downtown core mean more than just more coffee bars – they also mean increased electricity demand on an aging downtown distribution grid. Toronto Hydro is proposing to spend $272 million on a new transformer station to carry on with business as usual.  The problems with this approach are many:

Is a big gas-fired peaker plant coming to Guelph?

What’s the best way to meet Guelph’s electricity needs?  Is it by building a new high voltage transmission line and a $500 million gas peaker plant that would waste more than 60% of the gas it burns heating up the atmosphere?  Or would it be better to fully fund and implement Guelph’s innovative Community Energy Initiative, which would put power generation close to where power is being used and greatly ramp up efficiency efforts?

The real energy scandal is nuclear

November 26, 2012

The real energy scandal is nuclear

Guelph needs a little respect

The City of Guelph has often been a pioneer on environmental initiatives, such as the green bin for organic waste.  So it’s not surprising that Guelph has developed a farsighted Community Energy Plan that emphasizes local, sustainable energy production from sources like solar, geothermal and combined heat and power and that sets ambitious targets for improving its residents’ and businesses&rs

Looking for a Champion at Queens Park

Looking for a champion at Queen's Park

Hydro Quebec makes a smart decision

October 4, 2012

Hydro Quebec makes a smart decision

Yesterday, Hydro Quebec announced that it will not proceed with its proposed Gentilly-2 Nuclear Re-Build Project. According to Hydro Quebec, the total cost of re-building Gentilly-2 would be $6.3 billion, including decommissioning.

More coal bites the dust

Another coal plant has bitten the dust in Ontario.  A few days ago, the Atikokan Generating Station, located about 200 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, burned its last piece of coal.  While it may be a long way from smoggy southern Ontario, the Atikokan plant was still a big polluter: dumping mercury and acid-rain generating fallout over the beautiful lakes, rivers and forests of the province’s northwest.  And, of course, it was a major source of greenhouse gas emissions that affect us all. 

Why won’t any of the Big Three stand up for K-W taxpayers?

August 28, 2012

Why won’t any of the Big Three stand up for K-W taxpayers?

We are sad to report that the Liberals, PCs and NDP have all refused to sign our pledge promising to protect Ontario’s taxpayers from nuclear cost overruns. Only the Green Party sees the importance of ending a long legacy of bloated and dangerous nuclear projects that have left the province saddled with billions of dollars of debt.

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