As reported in today’s Globe and Mail, thanks to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request filed by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA), we now know that the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) fully understood that its report on the feasibility of a gas-fired power phase-out was highly misleading and skewed to present a frightening worst-case scenario.

In the 400 pages of material released by the IESO in response to our FOI request, we discovered that the agency actually modeled three potential scenarios for phasing out gas. In two of the scenarios, phasing-out gas power would be good for the environment and your pocket book – either raising costs by a mere 3% or decreasing costs by 8% while reducing greenhouse gas pollution!