During the 20th century, economic growth in Ontario equaled growing demand for electricity. In the last seven years, however, a dramatic rise in our level of electricity productivity has led to a falling demand for electricity despite the fact that our population and economy continue to grow. And according to Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), this trend is going to continue until at least 2017.

This trend makes it all the more important for Ontario to move away from large, inflexible energy mega-projects, like rebuilding the Darlington Nuclear Station, and embrace a high-efficiency future instead.

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