According to a new report prepared for Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), energy efficiency investments can reduce Ontario’s electricity demand by 31% by 2035.

On the other hand, the report notes that if the IESO’s conservation budget remains at its status quo level, Ontario’s electricity demand will fall by only 12%.

Any way you cut it, improving energy efficiency by paying a fair price for conservation measures, creating opportunities for a wide variety of organizations to lead efficiency efforts and helping consumers maximize their savings makes economic and environmental sense.

Please contact Ontario’s new Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault and ask him to direct the IESO to develop a strategy to obtain all the electricity savings that can keep our lights on at a lower cost than re-building the Darlington and Bruce Nuclear Stations. You can contact Minister Thibeault by clicking here.

For more information, please download our new fact sheet: Reducing electricity demand by 31% and saving billions.

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Angela Bischoff
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