Ontario’s coal phase out

Phasing out the use of coal fired electricity in Ontario was an enormous achievement, the greenhouse gas reduction equivalent of taking 7 million cars off the road.  The OCAA fought relentlessly for more than 15 years to end coal use in Ontario.  It’s advocacy led to an all-party agreement that coal had to go in Ontario as early as 2000.  But it took another decade of effort to ensure that coal use was indeed ended in Ontario, making this province the first jurisdiction in the world to end coal fired electricity generation for health and environmental reasons.  This section recaps some of our efforts to end coal use.