Here’s A Chance To Have Your Say
A Call-Out from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Posted December 15th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Where do you think Ontario’s energy should come from? Giant nuclear and gas-fired power plants or renewable sources like water, wind and solar?
You can have a say on Ontario’s future energy directions through the province’s Long Term Energy Plan review. The most important element of this review is that the government hear loudly and clearly that there remains strong support for renewable energy in Ontario.
While the world shifts to green sources, Ontario is doubling down on nuclear, rebuilding ten aging reactors, while pushing renewable energy to the fringe. This is a bad plan and an economically disastrous direction.
You can make your voice heard by sending a short note through the Environmental Bill of Rights registry. This doesn’t need to be long or highly technical. You might include these key points:
- Ontario should set a target of moving to 100% renewable energy by 2050
- Ontario should maximize efficiency by paying full value (e.g., equal to the cost of nuclear) for conservation kilowatts
- Ontario should sign more long-term deals with Quebec to import lower cost and safer water power
- Ontario should close the Pickering Nuclear Station when its licence expires in 2018. Please sign the petition to Close-Pickering.ca.
- Ontario should actively plan to take nuclear off ramps from rebuilding Darlington and Bruce as soon as possible to save money and reduce risk
Thank you for participating!
Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director, Ontario Clean Air Alliance
For more information on the not-for-profit citizens-based Ontario Clean Air Alliance and its advocacy work, click on – http://www.cleanairalliance.org/ .
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