Energy Efficiency Can Reduce Ontario’s Electricity Demand By Almost One-Third

News from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Posted August 10th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Toronto, Ontario – According to a new report prepared for Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), energy efficiency investments can reduce Ontario’s electricity demand by 31% by 2035.energy conservation again

On the other hand, the report notes that if the IESO’s conservation budget remains at its status quo level, Ontario’s electricity demand will fall by only 12%.

Any way you cut it, improving energy efficiency by paying a fair price for conservation measures, creating opportunities for a wide variety of organizations to lead efficiency efforts and helping consumers maximize their savings makes economic and environmental sense.

Please contact Ontario’s new Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault and ask him to direct the IESO to develop a strategy to obtain all the electricity savings that can keep our lights on at a lower cost than re-building the Darlington and Bruce Nuclear Stations.

You can contact Minister Thibeault by clicking here.

For more information, please download our new fact sheet: Reducing electricity demand by 31% and saving billions. Please pass this message on to your friends. Thank you. Angela Bischoff Outreach Director

The Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a coalition of over 90 organizations that represent more than six million Ontarians.   We led the successful campaign to phase-out Ontario’s five dirty coal-fired power plants.   We are now working to move Ontario towards a 100% renewable electricity future through an integrated combination of energy conservation and efficiency, water power imports from Quebec and cost-effective Made-in-Ontario green energy.

For more information on the public advocacy work of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance click onhttp://www.cleanairalliance.org/ .

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3 responses to “Energy Efficiency Can Reduce Ontario’s Electricity Demand By Almost One-Third

  1. I agree we should conserve energy. The problem I have with conserving energy is we have to pay more for less to satisfy the profit demands of the private corporations.

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  2. Are they kidding??? Thibeault is marching a much higher power than common sense. He probably is cherishing a job the like Tim Hudak just got when he’s done “serving” the public.

    Before Harris restructured Ontario Hydro and partly privatized it, yes government could direct the Hydro Commission to work on conservation measures.

    Now profit is involved, we all know investors interests: Steady profit and out-of-this-world profit!!!

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  3. How is that going to bring our ridiculous hydro costs in line with what we can afford? Many have to choose between paying hydro (and water, etc.) or eating. That has to stop!

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