By better using or even expanding our existing electricity system connections with Quebec, we can use low-cost Quebec water power (4 cents per kWh) to help meet some of Ontario’s power needs. This would be far cheaper and safer than rebuilding our aging nuclear plants (19 - 37 cents per kWh). Ontario needs to learn its lesson from a long history of nuclear projects that have seen massive cost overruns and delays, and ...more »
We should upgrade our energy infrastructure to start building out a smart grid that allows for the introduction of wind, solar and other renewable energy. This allows Ontario to switch off of coal, gas and oil. By building a smart grid we also update Ontario's manufacturing sector to start competing in new industries such as solar panel manufacturing.
Norfolk County, Ontario has successfully implemented the Alternative Land Use Services Pilot Project (ALUS). ALUS is described as “a voluntary, incentive based project testing the concept of providing payments to farmers for returning marginal, environmentally sensitive, or inefficient farmland into native vegetative cover and wetlands. “ Originally developed by Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers, this program ...more »
Why doesn't the Ontario government come up with programs that encourage roof top gardens, hydroponic food production in homes & neighbourhoods, allow small farms within city limits, etc. to create a local affordable food source for urban dwelling citizens?
Put a price on pollution; use it to invest in public transit.
It is time for Ontarians to make history: green history! How? 1. Protect our farmland: only 5% of Ontario's land is suitable for farming and only .5 of 1% of Canada's soil is Class 1 agricultural. Furthermore, over 56% of Canada's Class 1 land has been lost to development (population, industry, and aggregate mining). 2. Protect our water: In 1 week, an aggregate pit can use up to over 11 million litres of water to wash ...more »
Could highrises in Ontario not be required to build wind turbines & or solar power panels on are their buildings, feeding the power into the grid, reducing the cost & carbon footprint of Ontario's power?
Make usage of hydro and gas data available by area code for residential, and by building or even by company for commercial. This would provide a way to target inefficient buildings by consumers (i.e. mobile apps that suggest more power efficient restaurants etc.) and by companies that provide services to improve power efficiency.