Ontario now has a significant surplus of coal-free electricity, making it possible for the province to complete the coal phase out ahead of June’s G20 Summit in Toronto. 

According to an Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) report, Finishing the coal phase-out: An historic opportunity for climate leadership, Ontario’s coal-free generation capacity is now 23% greater than the province’s forecast peak day demand in the summer of 2010 and 27% greater than its forecast peak day demand in 2014. As a consequence, we no longer need our dirty coal plants to keep the lights on in Ontario or to ensure a reliable electricity supply.