Costs for renewable energy sources like wind, solar and water continue to fall rapidly.  Technology for producing and storing green energy is also quickly advancing.  But Ontario has chosen this moment to jump off the green energy bandwagon and head back to the past by spending tens of billions of dollars on outdated nuclear technology instead.

Ontario was a leader in adopting green energy and creating jobs, but nuclear interests pushed hard to drop efforts to deploy wind and solar and return to nuclear technology from the 1960s.  Now Ontario plans to rebuild 10 aging reactors that have a long history of poor performance and safety concerns.

In the United States, jobs in solar and wind are growing faster than almost any other sector.  But Ontario has now jumped off this good jobs train.

Meanwhile, places like Quebec and California are reaping the benefits of leadership in renewable energy.  Even Alberta is turning green, securing record-low prices for wind energy and rapidly deploying solar while creating new jobs and businesses.

Nuclear energy is shrinking worldwide thanks to its high costs and high risks. Ontario needs to get back on track by putting job-creating wind and solar front and centre again in its energy plans. 

Ontario also has the advantage of being able to  work with Quebec to backstop wind and solar with low-cost water power.  It’s a win-win solution that won’t leave us with a radioactive future.

So ask your election candidates: “What will you do to restore Ontario’s leadership in renewable energy?”  And sign the petition below to support a 100% renewable future.

We need to restore Ontario's leadership in renewable energy!

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26 Mike Brake Apr 28, 2018
25 Ghulam Khan Apr 24, 2018
24 Rene Altagracia Apr 23, 2018 I own a solar system valued at 30,000 CAD. I pay about 300 a year in Hydro, it will take me about 25 years to recoup my investment and this is with the government incentive that you all pay taxes for. The reason hydro prices are so high is because we are paying for all those incentives. 1kw solar cost 27 cents 1kw nuclear is 6 cents. Sometimes people cry and cry without researching. I own solar panels and I have done research and it does not make sense to do solar until solar panels efficiency increases. Solar panel efficiency is only 25 % in the higher level. Can you imagine your furnace being 25 % efficient ?
23 Gage Shepard Apr 21, 2018
22 Sanayan Vasuthevan Apr 16, 2018
21 Peter Lindsay Apr 15, 2018
20 sarah berki Apr 15, 2018
19 Sharmila Narendran Apr 15, 2018
18 sara call Apr 15, 2018
17 Devdutt Kamat Apr 09, 2018
16 The LOLz Apr 06, 2018 This is a lie as you have no idea how a nuclear reactor works nor have you presented any sound facts. Your argument is invalid and that you should reconsider your dreams.
15 Leigh-anne Martin Apr 01, 2018
14 Connor LeClaire Mar 31, 2018 Not only is nuclear power a reliable source of incredible amounts of power, but it is also one of the safest. Although renewables are good, they take up too much space, are extremely expensive and depend on the weather. Nuclear power is reliable, safe and is not dependant on the whims if mother nature. Furthermore radioactivity isn’t a problem, you absorb more radioactivity from background radiation (essentially radiation from space that gets through the atmosphere), flying or smoking than you do living next to a nuclear power plant.
13 Gobi Kanesh Mar 31, 2018
12 Richard Munter Mar 06, 2018
11 Matthew Doren Mar 06, 2018
10 Emma Ryder Mar 06, 2018 Ontario was a leader in deploying clean, safe renewable energy. Now it is heading backwards by spending billions on outdated nuclear plants. We need to restore Ontario's renewable energy leadership to secure jobs and a low carbon future for our province. The whole world is going renewable - Ontario should too! Phase out our dangerous nuclear reactors. Pickering in particular is one of the oldest nuclear stations in the world, and with 6 reactors, it's one of the largest. Go 100% renewable!
9 Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg Mar 06, 2018 Ontario was a leader in deploying clean, safe renewable energy. Now it is heading backwards by spending billions on outdated nuclear plants. We need to restore Ontario's renewable energy leadership to secure jobs and a low carbon future for our province. That means a strong Green Energy Act with affordable energy efficiency conservation and renewables -including electricity from Quebec... It will be important to make sure that this is an election issue in the June 7th provincial election
8 Mary Lovett Mar 06, 2018
7 mike borie Mar 06, 2018
6 Brad Charles Mar 06, 2018
5 cameron johnson Mar 06, 2018
4 Rosemary Frei Mar 06, 2018
3 Janet McNeill Mar 06, 2018
2 Jack Gibbons Mar 06, 2018
1 Angela Bischoff Mar 06, 2018