Under Doug Ford, Ontarians can expect electricity emissions to triple by 2030 - 2020-02-26

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F99.png Under Doug Ford, Ontarians can expect electricity emissions to triple by 2030 February 26, 2020, Alastair Sharp, National Observer

Carbon emissions from Ontario's electricity sector are set to almost triple over the next decade, as gas-fired generation largely fills the void left by major nuclear refurbishments and the dismantling of green energy under Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government.

The sharp jump in Ontario's reliance on natural gas — the only source of operational emissions in its supply mix — comes as Ford's government has also abandoned a wide range of energy efficiency programs and rebuffed an offer from Quebec to provide it with a long-term supply of cheap hydroelectric power.

Critics say that all of those greener options are now cheaper than either gas or nuclear, leading them to question Ford's ability to deliver on a campaign promise to lower ratepayers' bills or get anywhere near achieving the province's emission-reduction target of a 30 per cent cut from 2005 levels by 2030.

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