Time to go green

In 2013, Ontario has become the first jurisdiction in North America to replace coal-fired generation with cleaner sources of power. This is the equivalent of taking seven million cars off the road, and is already having a significant impact on the quality of Ontario’s air.

Ontario has shut down all 19 coal units and eliminated the use of coal with corresponding reductions in sulphur oxides and carbon dioxide (CO2), which are major contributors to poor air quality, and CO2 is a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

Coal-fired generation costs $4.4 billion annually when health and environmental costs are taken into consideration

In addition to cleaner air and fewer harmful emissions, the elimination of coal will also have significant health benefits for Ontarians. A 2005 independent study, “Cost Benefit Analysis: Replacing Ontario’s Coal-Fired Electricity Generation”, found that coal-fired generation costs $4.4 billion annually when health and environmental costs are taken into consideration.

In 15 minutes enough sunlight hits the Earth to power it for a year

Solar energy is an unlimited source of energy, unlike coal and fossil fuels. Solar Energy offers a self-consumption model in which power is generated where it can be used. This model can improve the flow of power in the grid and reduce or eliminate many of the losses associated with the delivery of power. Line losses can be more than 30% at peak times.
Green energy industry is creating new job opportunities for the province, reducing unemployment rates, as well as attracting major investments.