Ontario is the first jurisdiction in North America to fully eliminate coal as a source of electricity generation. Getting off coal is the single largest climate change initiative undertaken in North America.
Ontario is replacing coal-fired electricity generation with a mix of emission-free energy sources like nuclear, hydro and renewables, along with lower-emission energy sources like natural gas and biomass. A coal-free energy mix will lead to a significant reduction in harmful emissions, cleaner air and a healthier environment.
The Thunder Bay Generating Station, Ontario’s last remaining coal-fired generating station, has burned its last supply of coal. This year, the station converted to burn advanced biomass, a renewable fuel source.
Ontario’s Green Energy and Green economy Act was developed to expand renewable energy generation, encourage energy conservation and create of clean energy jobs.
Ontario has become a North American leader in producing energy from sources that are continually renewed by nature, such as water, wind, sun and bioenergy.