Submitted by OCAA on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 04:30.
August 12, 2010
Hot and not-so-smoggy summer a winner
Hot weather continues to blanket Southern Ontario, but thanks in part to conservation programs like peaksaver®, the need to burn dirty coal to produce power has been kept in check. So a big thank you to everyone who has enrolled in the peaksaver program or taken other actions to reduce electricity use – your actions are paying off with cleaner air.
Submitted by OCAA on Tue, 08/10/2010 - 04:30.
August 10, 2010
St. Catharines says end coal use now!
In response to a flurry of calls and letters from concerned residents, St. Catharines’ city council has unanimously supported the OCAA’s call for an early end to burning coal. St. Catharines has now joined the cities of Hamilton, Kitchener and Guelph and Toronto's Board of Health in calling on the province to only use its coal plants in the event of a true power emergency.
Submitted by OCAA on Mon, 08/09/2010 - 16:30.
August 9, 2010
St. Catharines staff oppose coal phase-out
Submitted by OCAA on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 04:30.
July 22, 2010
Conservation still low priority in Ontario
As of December 2009, for every dollar that the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has spent on energy conservation, it has contracted for $44 of new electricity supply.
Yet the OPA's payments to large industrial consumers to save a kilowatt-hour (kWh) are as much as 89% lower than the cost of producing a kWh from a new nuclear reactor, making investing in efficiency a terrific bargain for Ontario.
Submitted by OCAA on Fri, 07/16/2010 - 11:37.
July 16, 2010
Conservation and cooperation a winning formula
By working together, Ontario and Quebec can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their electricity systems while also keeping rates in check for businesses and consumers.
Submitted by OCAA on Thu, 07/08/2010 - 08:32.
July 8, 2010
Smog is in the air
Submitted by OCAA on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 08:09.
June 29, 2010
The Gulf oil spill is sending us a message
What do the Gulf oil spill and coal power in Ontario have in common? They are both symptoms of our addiction to fossil fuels that are fuelling climate change and smog and destroying ecosystems. But we don’t have to watch helplessly as disasters like the Gulf oil spill unfold. Instead, by acting to reduce our own energy use, we can help point the way to a cleaner and greener future.
Submitted by OCAA on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 04:30.
June 14, 2010
Third Anniversary of OPA Inaction on the Duncan Directive
On June 14, 2007 in the Ballroom of the Hilton Toronto, Ontario’s then Minister of Energy Dwight Duncan announced that he was directing the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to establish a standard offer program for natural gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) projects.
CHP plants use natural gas that is currently used just for heating to simultaneously produce both heat and electricity.
Submitted by OCAA on Mon, 06/07/2010 - 04:30.
June 7, 2010
McGuinty OKs 17% increase in dirty coal-fired electricity generation
The McGuinty Government has issued a shareholder directive giving Ontario Power Generation permission to increase the output of its dirty coal-fired power plants by 17%, in each year from 2011 to 2014 inclusive, relative to its actual level of coal-fired electricity generation in 2009.
Submitted by OCAA on Wed, 06/02/2010 - 04:30.
June 2, 2010
Toronto Mayoral candidates support CHP
Joe Pantalone, George Smitherman, Rocco Rossi and Sarah Thomson all support the installation of natural gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Toronto’s hospitals and multi-residential buildings to help meet our electricity needs according to their responses to an Ontario Clean Air Alliance mayoral candidates survey released today.