Globe and Mail
November 16, 2017
Jack Gibbons

Power projections

Re In Ontario, Hydro’s Future Gets Murkier (Nov. 14): How we meet our energy needs may be in a period of massive flux, but that hasn’t stopped the Ontario government from doubling down on obsolete nuclear technology.

Ontario is one of the few jurisdictions banking heavily on nuclear to meet future needs with its plan to rebuild 10 aging reactors at a cost of tens of billions of dollars. Nuclear will lock us into exactly the sort of inflexible and unresponsive system that we are already being warned will be little more than a massive white elephant. Ontario needs to wake up and smell the coffee before it is left with a mountain of debt and power no one needs.

Jack Gibbons, chair, Ontario Clean Air Alliance