Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ontario Ditches Coal

Continuing my Canada theme from Monday, today i'm writing about Ontario which is getting itself off coal by 2014.

Ontario's support for renewable energy already sees it employ 20,000 people - a figure which is growing - and create $20 billion in private investment. In 2011, coal use is down 90% from 2003 rates. Apart from the environmental benefits, Ontario also calculates the elimination of coal will save the health system $3 billion annually.

After all of this, it still astonishes me to think that some still believe there's a future in sticking with coal!

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