May 28, 2010

Kitchener and Guelph call for coal phase-out

Following Hamilton’s lead, the Cities of Kitchener and Guelph have recently passed resolutions calling on Premier McGuinty to put our dirty coal plants on standby reserve and only operate them if absolutely needed to keep the lights on in Ontario.

Today, much of our newer and dramatically cleaner natural gas-fired generation capacity remains idle as Ontario Power Generation continues to operate its dirty coal plants. (You can see exactly how much coal power Ontario is using and how much cleaner gas power is idle by clicking here).

With a long hot smoggy summer ahead of us, now is the time to fully eliminate dirty coal use. Please email Premier McGuinty and ask him to phase out coal now by simply increasing the output of our cleaner natural gas-fired power plants (and please bcc me).

Thank you.

Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 246

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