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Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan

Ontario Announces Major Plan to Combat Climate Change

ONTARIO – The provincial government has announced its Climate Change Action Plan for 2016 — spending over $7 billion over the next four years to combat climate change.

Among the 32 distinct actions and 80 policies are the phasing out of the use of natural gas for heating, as well as a number of incentives for everything from electric vehicles to building energy conservation retrofits. Each action contains a price tag with the corresponding amount of carbon reduction it’s expected to achieve.

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Queen’s Park in Toronto, shows the provincial legislature buildings. Image by Benson Kua, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia.

 

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Our energy comes from many sources, including coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables.

As nonrenewable sources such as coal diminish due to market forces and consumer preference, the need for renewable energy sources grows.

Some U.S. states satisfy their growing renewable energy needs with wind, solar and hydropower.

Wind: Texas has the capacity to generate 18,500 megawatts hours of electricity through wind, and expects to add another 5,000 megawatts of wind generation capacity from facilities under construction.

Solar: California’s solar farms and small-scale solar power systems have 14,000 megawatts of solar power generating capacity.

Hydroelectric: Washington state hydroelectric power produces two-thirds of its net electricity.

Information courtesy of ChooseEnergy.com

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