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.
The phase out of coal power eliminated Ontario’s largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions, and smog builders like sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. It also eliminated a massive source of dangerous particulate matter, which can damage hearts and lungs, and toxins, including mercury, cadmium and lead.
Now the OCAA is building on its coal-phase out success by working to move Ontario to a 100% renewable electricity grid. An important component of this work is pushing Ontario to become a leader in using energy efficiently. Our goal is to see Ontario become one of ten most energy efficient provinces or states in North America. We are also calling for Ontario to sign a long-term deal to import low-cost water power from Quebec. Such a deal would have great advantages for Ontario compared to high-cost nuclear, including providing energy storage for the province’s growing green supply generation.