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.
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.