Please sign our petition below to phase-out Ontario’s gas-fired power plants by 2030.  You can modify the petition message by clicking on “Read the petition” in the box below and editing the comments.  A copy of your message will be sent to Doug Ford, Andrea Horwath, Steven Del Duca and Mike Schreiner.

Phase-out Ontario's gas-fired power plants

Dear Mr. Ford, Ms. Horwath, Mr. Del Duca and Mr. Schreiner,

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The Ford Government wants to ramp up the greenhouse gas pollution from Ontario’s gas-fired power plants by more than 300% by 2030 and by 500% or more by 2040.

To help fuel this massive increase in fossil fuel electricity and climate threatening pollution, the provincial government recently purchased 3 gas plants at a cost of $2.8 billion, and plans to increase imports of fracked gas from the U.S. and western Canada.

Ontario is set to throw away approximately 40% of the greenhouse gas reductions it achieved by phasing-out its dirty coal-fired power plants due to a power plan built around ramping up gas-fired generation to replace the output of the Pickering Nuclear Station (scheduled to close in 2024).

If the Ford Government gets its way, Ontario will not be able to meet its 2030 Climate Target.  We must not let this happen!

There is no need for increased climate damaging pollution. Ontario can keep its lights on without increasing its greenhouse gas pollution by contracting for low-cost water power from Quebec and by investing in energy efficiency and cost-effective made-in-Ontario renewable energy. 

Read our comprehensive report on how Ontario can phase out its gas-fired power plants.

 

 

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3,021 Dianne Taylor Kitchener N2B 2Z5 Apr 11, 2021
3,020 Ewa Rakowski Dundas Apr 11, 2021
3,019 Barbara Allemang Millgrove Apr 11, 2021
3,018 Crystal Cannon Portland Apr 11, 2021
3,017 Katherine Middleton Ottawa Apr 11, 2021
3,016 Emily Halman Toronto Apr 10, 2021
3,015 Ann Tassonyi St. Catharines Apr 10, 2021
3,014 Ruby Norris Apr 09, 2021
3,013 Alexandra Srdoc Brampton Apr 09, 2021
3,012 Lauren Amaral Toronto Apr 09, 2021 Please protect our climate by phasing out Ontario's gas plants. We can lower our electricity bills and our climate impact by importing clean water power from Quebec and by investing in energy efficiency and made-in-Ontario renewable energy. Investing in the fossil fuel industry at the expense of our future is unacceptable and change needs to happen immediately, before it's too late.
3,011 Lois Scott Peterborough Apr 09, 2021
3,010 william lennox Waterloo Apr 09, 2021
3,009 Ray Scott Peterborough Apr 09, 2021
3,008 John Radoman Hamilton Apr 09, 2021
3,007 CAROLYN VANHOEVELAAK Mount Hope Apr 08, 2021
3,006 Mohammad Mansour Toronto Apr 08, 2021
3,005 Samantha Gray St. Catharines Apr 08, 2021
3,004 Kara Mullin Mississauga Apr 08, 2021
3,003 Joan Thompson Kitchener Apr 08, 2021
3,002 Kenneth Epps Waterloo Apr 08, 2021
3,001 Joy Reddy Toronto Apr 08, 2021
3,000 Ann Gillespie Dundas Apr 07, 2021
2,999 Lee Howden St. Catharines Apr 07, 2021
2,998 Juliette Mallet Windsor Apr 07, 2021
2,997 Nirankar Prasad Mount Hope Apr 07, 2021
2,996 Mary Anne Deslippe Amherstburg Apr 07, 2021
2,995 Ann Jex Peterborough Apr 07, 2021
2,994 Paul Mallet Waterloo Apr 07, 2021
2,993 Carol Kay Kitchener Apr 07, 2021
2,992 Donna Bender Waterloo Apr 07, 2021
2,991 Rob Paxton Bowmanville Apr 07, 2021
2,990 Sheila Wood Peterborough Apr 07, 2021
2,989 Jerome Berberich Kitchener Apr 07, 2021
2,988 Rosemary Anstey Hamilton Apr 07, 2021
2,987 THOMAS BEWS Kitchener Apr 07, 2021
2,986 Gloria Lazaroff Kitchener Apr 07, 2021
2,985 Kelly McDowell Peterborough Apr 07, 2021
2,984 Sandy Havens HAMILTON Apr 07, 2021
2,983 Patricia Oertel Dundas Apr 07, 2021
2,982 Charles Porten Peterborough Apr 07, 2021
2,981 Andy Mckenna Grimsby Apr 07, 2021
2,980 Linda Lessard Kitchener Apr 07, 2021
2,979 Steve do Vale Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,978 Catherine Crowe Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,977 Paul Nicoloff Kitchener Apr 06, 2021
2,976 Rob Steinman Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,975 Ross Smith Vineland Apr 06, 2021
2,974 margrit richardson St. Catharines Apr 06, 2021
2,973 Andrea Bell New Hamburg Apr 06, 2021
2,972 John Hugessen Hamilton Apr 06, 2021
2,971 Paula Brown Baden Apr 06, 2021
2,970 Beverley Thibert Port Perry Apr 06, 2021
2,969 Wendy & Mike Hicknell Elmira Apr 06, 2021
2,968 Debra Taylor Norwood Apr 06, 2021
2,967 Shirl Delarue Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,966 Linda Tiley Dundas Apr 06, 2021
2,965 John Kokko Waterloo Apr 06, 2021 Please protect our climate by phasing out Ontario's gas plants. We can lower our electricity bills and our climate impact by importing clean water power from Quebec and by investing in energy efficiency and made-in-Ontario renewable energy. For 40 years I worked helping architects, engineers, contractors and owners realize new and existing low-energy buildings. Most recently there have been several net zero energy ready buildings. I therefore know first hand that significant energy use reductions in buildings and homes is not only possible but, we have the technology and expertise to do it. While it can usually be done cost effectively, investment will foster the faster uptake needed to meet our climate goals. All we need now is the will to make it happen. I therefore strongly urge the Government re-implement generous investments in energy efficiency.
2,964 Robert Coxe Hamilton Apr 06, 2021
2,963 Cheryl Steele St.Catharines Apr 06, 2021
2,962 Twyla Douaire Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,961 Patricia Dixon Ottawa Apr 06, 2021
2,960 Mary Kopman Toronto Apr 06, 2021
2,959 Fred Irwin Douro Dummer Apr 06, 2021
2,958 Paul Woodcroft Prince Albert Apr 06, 2021
2,957 Ruth Herron Fisherville Apr 06, 2021
2,956 Marcia Minnick Burlington Apr 06, 2021
2,955 Ralph McKim Pontypool Apr 06, 2021
2,954 allan beattie Dundas Apr 06, 2021
2,953 doug Haymes welland Apr 06, 2021
2,952 Alan Crook Kawartha Lakes Apr 06, 2021
2,951 Barb Blakely Ancaster Apr 06, 2021
2,950 John Blakely Ancaster Apr 06, 2021
2,949 Cheryl Ellis Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,948 Lynn Dwyer Hamilton Apr 06, 2021
2,947 Pegi Ridout Hamilton Apr 06, 2021 Gas plants are a step backwards. Protect our climate by phasing them out. Increased energy efficiency and energy generated from renewable sources, including importing water power from Quebec, solar and wind, are the responsible route.
2,946 Lorraine Thom Scarborough Apr 06, 2021
2,945 Neil Rieck Kitchener Apr 06, 2021
2,944 Margaret Nickels Kitchener Apr 06, 2021
2,943 Sharon Harrison Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,942 Harald Milly Kitchener Apr 06, 2021
2,941 Brenda Bongers Plattsville Apr 06, 2021
2,940 Winnie Vaughan Niagara falls Apr 06, 2021
2,939 Frances Rothenberg Kitchener Apr 06, 2021
2,938 Ben Taylor Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,937 Nico Ossa Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,936 Dianne Ratcliffe Waterloo Apr 06, 2021
2,935 Roger Booth Ancaster, ONT. Apr 06, 2021
2,934 Carman Thompson Kitchener Apr 06, 2021
2,933 Penny Winslow Cavan Apr 06, 2021
2,932 John O'Brien Cavan-Monaghan Apr 06, 2021
2,931 Nancy Wagner Waterloo Apr 06, 2021
2,930 Elizabeth Belshaw Hamilton Apr 06, 2021
2,929 Aileen McMillan Hamilton Apr 06, 2021
2,928 Rosaline Dean Apr 06, 2021
2,927 Clara Blakelock Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,926 FRASER BLEASDALE Peterborough Apr 06, 2021
2,925 Pat Corradetti Hamilton Apr 06, 2021
2,924 Dave Edgeworth KITCHENER Apr 06, 2021
2,923 John Campanella Hamilton Apr 06, 2021
2,922 paul wagner Waterloo Apr 06, 2021