Ford Government Could Save Billions by Chucking Nuclear and Opting for Hydro Energy Instead

Time for Ford to Get With the Times and Opt for a        100 Per Cent Renewable Future

A Message from the Ontario Clean Air Coalition

Posted August 19th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

**Have you heard the hum?**

Hydroelectric generating turbines in Quebec. Could they be a source of more renewable energy for Ontario too?

There’s a hum in the air – one that seems to get a little louder each summer. It’s air conditioning season and many people’s electricity bills will be climbing as temperatures soar.

So what happened to that 12% cut in hydro bills that Premier Ford promised more than a year ago? Absolutely nothing.

In fact, the Ford government has stubbornly stuck with one of the worst decisions of the former government -doubling down on high-cost nuclear power instead of taking Quebec up on its offer to sell us low-cost water power.

Instead of seizing this chance to save billions of dollars, the government is busy slashing away at everything from education and libraries to health care and autism funding.

Our new pamphlet is aimed at telling Ontarians that we don’t have to silently endure these painful cuts. We have a much better option – save billions by signing up for Quebec power at one-third the cost of power from rebuilt reactors.

The world is rapidly moving from nuclear and Ontario’s stubborn refusal to read the writing on the wall is also going to be costly for our economy -not to mention putting a big roadblock in front of efforts to address climate change.

We spell out why in our second new pamphlet that calls on the Ford government to get with the times and embrace a 100% renewable future.

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Angela Bischoff, Director

About the Ontario Clean Air Alliance – 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 Ontario Clean Air Alliance and its citizen advocacy work, click on – http://www.cleanairalliance.org/ .

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