Ontario releases 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan

Posted by Monica Poremba, CELA Counsel on October 27, 2017 On October 26, the Ministry of Energy released the Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). While there was no mention of building new nuclear reactors, the Ontario government maintains its commitment to refurbishing ten nuclear…

Major Setback on Road to Renewables – CELA Decries Ontario Government Cancellation of 1000 MW of Renewable Energy Procurement

Sep 27 2016 The Canadian Environmental Law Association reacted today to news that the Ontario government is cancelling 1000 MW of renewable electricity procurement. “With the cost of renewables at an all-time low and decreasing, this decision halts Ontario’s progress…

Open Statement on NAFTA, Environment and Climate

Sep 26 2017 Since the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed more than two decades ago, our awareness of climate change has dramatically changed and our window of time for addressing it has shortened. NAFTA and other agreements…

Guest Blog: Ontario’s big secret – the real cause of rising electricity rates

Posted by Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director, Ontario Clean Air Alliance on February 16, 2017 Since 2002 Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) price of nuclear power has risen by 60%. And to add insult to injury OPG is now seeking a 180% price increase to pay for the…

Ontario’s best plan is a move to 100 per cent renewable energy

Oct 25 2016 A group of fourteen organizations, including environmentalists, doctors and nurses, says that Ontario’s next energy plan should empower citizens and communities to join the global movement toward 100 per cent renewable energy. “Ontario’s energy plan needs a…