This report looks at how Ontario could replace fossil gas for everything from home heating
Deeper gas efficiency efforts between now and 2030 could save Ontario consumers $85 billion in natural gas costs over the life-times of the energy efficiency measures.
Today, the IESO is paying an average of 2.2 cents for efficiency measures. Meanwhile, OPG is asking to raise the rate it is paid for nuclear power to 16.5 cents. Clearly, maximizing efficiency is a better answer. Our factsheet looks at just how much Ontario could save by maximizing efficiency.
When we compare the cost of various electricity options, we can see which are the most cost-effective for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear is our most expensive GHG reduction option,.
Ontario could reduce its electricity demand by 31% by 2035 according to the IESO, reducing the need for fossil fuel and nuclear power generation while allowing clean renewable energy to meet more of our electricity needs.
Power Choices: Designing an electricity system for a rapidly changing world looks at how we could redesign our electricity system to lower its climate impact, reduce costs and create new economic opportunities.
Thanks to a new Ontario Energy Board (OEB) policy that eliminates usage-based pricing for recovering Hydro One's electricity distribution costs, small rural electricity consumers are about to see a big jump in their monthly electricity bills.
Putting Conservation First Into Practice looks at the mixed signals the government is sending about its Conservation First policy. On the one hand, it says it is committed to securing all efficiency measures that can be obtained at a lower cost than new electricity supplies. On the other hand, it is not paying a fair price for efficiency measures.
How Ontario can create thousands of new jobs, reduce government deficits and grow its economy by embracing energy efficiency: Our report looks at how five key actions can deliver enormous financial benefits for Ontario while also helping our climate and our environment.