Last night, after hearing a defence of Ontario’s use of gas-fired power from the president of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator, and an explanation of why we can and should phase out gas from OCAA Chair Jack Gibbons, Kingston City Council unanimously passed a motion requesting that the Ford government phase-out Ontario’s gas-fired electric power plants as soon as possible.
The City of Kingston joins the following 12 municipalities that have also passed resolutions calling for a gas plant phase-out: Kitchener, Hamilton, Burlington, Windsor, St. Catharines, Guelph, Waterloo, Halton Hills, Selwyn, Woolwich, King and Cobourg.
Kingston joins 12 other municipalities in calling for a gas power phase out
Phasing-out Ontario’s gas-fired power plants is Premier Ford’s easiest and lowest cost option to keep his promise to reduce our province’s greenhouse gas pollution by 30% by 2030.
To learn how Ontario can phase-out its gas-fired power plants with a combination of energy efficiency, wind and solar energy and low-cost Quebec water power read our report.
Kingston was the first city in Ontario to declare a climate emergency, and phasing out gas-fired power strongly aligns with the city’s objectives, as Councillors Mary Rita Holland and Robert Kiley note in their motion which was adopted by council last night.
What you can do
Please tell Ontario’s political leaders and your MPP that you want Ontario to phase-out Ontario’s gas-fired power plants by 2030.