May 26, 2008

Making a big, inefficient power plant illegal

Peter Tabuns, MPP (NDP Energy Critic), has introduced a private members bill to the Ontario Legislature that would make it illegal to build a simple-cycle power plant larger than 30 megawatts in Northern York Region (NYR).  Bill 79 also instructs the Ontario Power Authority to take every reasonable action to meet NYR’s electricity needs with a combination of energy conservation and demand management, renewable energy and high-efficiency natural gas-fired combined heat and power plants.

If passed, the bill will prevent the Ontario Power Authority from contracting with a power developer for the construction of a low efficiency 350-400 megawatt power plant in NYR.

You can support Mr. Tabuns’ bill by signing our petition at www.petitiononline.com/nyr/petition.html.  We need to demonstrate that there is widespread support for a more climate friendly approach to energy planning in Ontario.  Please sign it today and get your friends and family to sign too!

You can read Mr. Tabuns’ private members bill at www.cleanairalliance.org/nyr.

Please pass this message on to your friends.

Thank you.

Jessica Fracassi, Communications & Membership Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 245
Fax: 416-926-1601
Email: jessica@cleanairalliance.org
Website: www.cleanairalliance.org