The future is renewable

Sign the petition to show your support for getting Ontario back on a green track.

The Ford government has cancelled green energy projects, carbon pricing and incentives for climate action, like purchasing electric vehicles and insulating your home. Instead, it is spending billions on yesterday’s technology – outdated and expensive nuclear power.

To fight climate change, we need today’s technologies – zero emissions renewable power, energy storage and smart energy-efficient technologies – not last century’s nuclear stations.

Ontario can grow green! With the help of Quebec’s large and growing surplus of low-cost water power, Ontario’s own energy efficiency expertise and leading-edge energy storage and renewable power companies, we are more than ready to plug into a climate-friendly electric future.

Let’s stop wasting billions on yesterday’s technology and move to a green future.

We need to make Ontario a leader in green technology!

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The world is changing − fast

The world is on the cusp of huge changes to our energy systems.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects that the world will transition from getting two-thirds of its energy from fossil fuels today to getting two-thirds of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.

In this period:

  • Solar power will increase from 2% to 22% of world supply
  • Wind will increase from 5% to 25%
  • Nuclear energy will remain stagnant and show no growth

Bloomberg New Energy Finance – New Energy Outlook 2019

 

Electric Vehicles race ahead

Electric vehicles will “take off” in the 2020s and will be the most popular vehicle choice by 2040, according to Bloomberg.

  • Passenger EV sales will rise from 2 million worldwide in 2018 to 56 million by 2040
  • Conventional passenger car sales will be cut in half over the same period (and may have already peaked)
  • 81% of municipal buses will be electric by 2040
  • Electric vehicle uptake will continue to be driven by incentives and fuel economy regulations over the next 5-7 years until economics take over

 

Benefiting from the clean economy

Canada is already seeing the benefits of this transition.  According to Clean Energy Canada, growth the the clean energy sector outpaced growth in the general economy by more than 30% between 2010 and 2017.  

  • In 2017, clean energy accounted for 298,000 jobs in Canada
  • These jobs are more stable than jobs in the general economy
  • Investment in industries like smart controls and energy storage has doubled over the past decade

Clean Energy Sector Trends

Clean Energy Canada – Tracking the Energy Revolution, 2019

How has the Ford Government responded to these trends?

Ontario is clearly moving in the wrong direction.  We will all pay for the province’s shortsighted actions with a slower growing economy and fewer jobs.  

 

Signatures
680 Lucie Lachance Ottawa Apr 27, 2022
679 Kelly Eydt Almonte Mar 16, 2022
678 susan sam Lefroy Mar 14, 2022
677 Mariel Schooff Chatham, Ont Mar 14, 2022
676 Vanessa Scali Stoney Creek Mar 14, 2022
675 Nancy Chater Hamilton Mar 14, 2022
674 Joanna Kipp Ottawa Mar 14, 2022
673 john mustard bolton, on Mar 14, 2022
672 Nancy Hurst Hamilton Mar 14, 2022
671 Don Olmstead Woodstock on. Mar 14, 2022
670 Ben Rodgers Toronto Mar 13, 2022
669 Monika Schertzer London Mar 13, 2022
668 Laughlin Hughes Scarborough Mar 13, 2022
667 Sara Washburn Mar 13, 2022
666 Mary Mills Hamilton Mar 13, 2022
665 Brett Varady Welland Mar 13, 2022
664 Tom Miceli Burlington Mar 13, 2022
663 Douglas Yardley Scarborough Mar 13, 2022
662 Shelley Pritchard Delhi Mar 13, 2022
661 Joyce Munro Mar 13, 2022
660 Alison Forde Mississauga Mar 13, 2022
659 Gerten Basom Ancaster, Ontario Mar 13, 2022
658 Lynda Lukasik Hamilton Mar 13, 2022
657 Krysta Boyer Stoney Creek Mar 13, 2022
656 Shady Rofaael Scarborough Mar 03, 2022
655 Kathleen ffolliott Whitby Feb 27, 2022
654 John Restivo Stoney Creek Feb 27, 2022
653 Jessi Jones Sioux Lookout Feb 26, 2022
652 Anne Patterson Lindsay Feb 22, 2022 The world is rapidly moving to renewable energy, electric vehicles and other clean technologies. Ontario needs to be a leader if we want to keep good jobs in our province. It is urgent that your government develop a strategy for making Ontario a green technology leader. Alternatively, I suggest you support renaming Hydro One to Nuclear One since your focus ties us to an expensive and dangerous future.
651 Ryan Fobel Kitchener Feb 20, 2022
650 Ajay Gupta Brampton Feb 20, 2022
649 Leah Grandmont London Feb 06, 2022
648 Greta Whipple Toronto Feb 05, 2022
647 Brendan OBrien Toronto Feb 05, 2022
646 Iris Wei Gatineau Oct 04, 2020
645 Kara Morris Oct 04, 2020
644 Kelly Symons Ottawa Oct 03, 2020
643 Sarah Badun Toronto Jul 30, 2020
642 Gael Morrison Lindsay Jul 29, 2020
641 Rebecca Isaacs Sunderland Jun 29, 2020
640 Samantha Nakano Toronto Jun 24, 2020 The world is rapidly moving to renewable energy, electric vehicles and other clean technologies. Ontario needs to be a leader if we want to keep good jobs in our province. It is urgent that your government develop a strategy for making Ontario a green technology leader. If we don't do this now, our kids and the next generations won't be able to enjoy such a high quality of life that we have now.
639 Benjamin Jaremko Ottawa Jun 22, 2020
638 Christopher Isaacs Little britain Jun 22, 2020
637 Dr. Marisa Isaacs Little Britain Jun 22, 2020
636 Lynn Ovenden Casselman Jun 10, 2020
635 Lisa Lambert Toronto Jun 01, 2020
634 Rachel Egbert Mississauga Jun 01, 2020
633 Annika Forman Toronto May 27, 2020
632 Lindsay Richardson Toronto Apr 10, 2020
631 Frances Ann Wylie-Toal Owen Sound Mar 24, 2020
630 Peter McDonald Collingwood Mar 12, 2020
629 jessica bernier forest Etobicoke Mar 11, 2020
628 Jennifer Ackerman Milford Mar 09, 2020
627 Andrew Serafin Guelph Mar 09, 2020
626 Amanda Davanzo Toronto Mar 08, 2020
625 Andrew Cahill Etobicoke Mar 06, 2020
624 Cathy Salvatore Port Dover Mar 04, 2020
623 Eileen T Toronto Mar 03, 2020
622 Catherine Loa Toronto Mar 03, 2020
621 Ray Nakano Toronto Mar 03, 2020
620 Imran Javer Toronto Mar 02, 2020
619 Ramsay Drummond-Young Hamilton Mar 01, 2020
618 Elisa Zeledon Mississauga Feb 26, 2020
617 Carol Southwell Oshawa Feb 26, 2020
616 SA LUDWIG guelph Feb 25, 2020
615 Sean McKenty Hamilton Feb 23, 2020
614 Susanne Trothen Toronto Feb 22, 2020
613 Eli smith sudbury Feb 22, 2020
612 Elaine McKee Toronto Feb 21, 2020
611 Michelle Sapppong Toronto Feb 18, 2020
610 Adam Templeton Toronto Feb 16, 2020
609 Susan Wortman Hamilton Feb 14, 2020
608 Sandra González Toronto Feb 10, 2020
607 Estela Gonzalez Toronto Feb 10, 2020
606 Camilo Acosta Toronto Feb 10, 2020
605 Simran Sharma Toronto Feb 09, 2020
604 Peter Abdelmalik Toronto Feb 08, 2020
603 Mateen Pourgol Etobicoke Feb 08, 2020
602 Devajyoti Chakraborty Vaughn Feb 04, 2020
601 Will Sistrom Toronto Feb 04, 2020
600 Angel Bella Etobicoke Feb 04, 2020
599 Andrea Stenson Toronto Feb 02, 2020
598 Joanna Watson Toronto Feb 01, 2020
597 Matthew McLaren Toronto Feb 01, 2020
596 Bashir Rategh ETOBICOKE Feb 01, 2020
595 martin bush Markham Jan 30, 2020
594 Jamie Chadwick Toronto Jan 29, 2020
593 Frank Barningham Owen Sound Jan 29, 2020
592 Raquel Cader Toronto Jan 28, 2020
591 Genevieve Trottier Toronto Jan 28, 2020
590 Marilee DeLombard Jan 24, 2020
589 Rachel Cohen Toronto Jan 21, 2020
588 Lenka Lichtenberg Toronto Jan 20, 2020
587 Yovita Gwekwerere Sudbury Jan 13, 2020
586 Omeed Neekon Jan 12, 2020
585 Terry Korman Athabasca Jan 11, 2020
584 Lynnette Knapp Guelph Jan 06, 2020
583 Graeme deLieveseley Lynden Jan 04, 2020
582 Carol Gideon Lynden Jan 04, 2020
581 Heather Steeves Toronto Dec 22, 2019