August 11, 2011

NDP wants to phase-out coal now!

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath promised today that an NDP Government will put Ontario’s dirty coal-fired power plants on standby reserve and only operate them if they are absolutely needed to keep the lights on. This is an excellent proposal which would lead to a virtually complete coal phase-out now – three years ahead of the current schedule.

We no longer need dirty coal-fired power plants to keep our lights on. In fact, our coal-free electricity generation capacity is now 20% greater than our peak hour electricity demand this summer and 33% greater than the province’s forecast peak demand in 2014.

Please email Andrea Horwathand thank her for her strong commitment to phasing out our dirty coal plants now. Please also email Premier Dalton McGuinty and Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and urge them to follow her lead.

Let’s give our climate a break and breathe easier by putting our coal plants on standby reserve right now!

Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance

160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5
Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
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P.S. Order free coal leaflets here for distribution to your family and friends. Help us get the word out that burning coal in Ontario is unnecessary, and too costly for our health, our environment and our economy.