The Ontario government is seeking input from Ontarians as it updates its "Long-Term Energy Plan", according to a government release. This updated plan, says the government, will help guide the province as it continues to build a reliable, clean and cost-effective electricity system for Ontario families now and for the future.
Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan, first introduced in 2006, has so far resulted in the creation of 8,000 more megawatts of new clean energy powering Ontario homes and businesses, according to the government. The government says this is enough electricity to power cities the size of Ottawa and Toronto, and is also the first significant new generation built in Ontario in over ten years.
The provincial government adds that the updated Long-Term Energy Plan will ensure Ontario continues to be a North American leader for clean energy jobs and technology, and will incorporate the strategy to shutdown all dirty, smog-producing coal plants by 2014, a major goal of the province.
For more information on Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan, or if you want to provide input, go to www.mei.gov.on.ca/en/energy.