Ontario has many lower cost options for meeting its electricity needs than rebuilding old nuclear reactors. Our factsheet demonstrates that the decision to rebuild 10 aging reactors makes little economic sense.
The Pickering Nuclear Station takes up 600 acres of prime waterfront real estate in the City of Pickering. When North America’s 3rd oldest nuclear station closes in 2024, this means that there will be an exciting chance for the people of Pickering to revitalize their waterfront – and their community.
Instead of cutting spending on public health, education, environmental protection and energy conservation, the Ontario government can save billions by making a deal with Quebec.
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.