The Government of Ontario has pushed hard to clean our energy sector and to promote a culture of Conservation First. Our actions reflect public attitudes on the importance of clean energy in healthy communities and a productive economy. The province is one step nearer to our overarching goal of completely eliminating this kind of fuel as a source of electricity production.

"Ontario recognizes the importance of a clean, reliable, affordable electricity system."

Ontario has taken action to eliminate dirty coal-fired generation — the largest climate change initiative in North America.  This is equivalent to taking up to 7 million cars off the road and, according to an independent study, will save Ontarians $4.4 billion annually in health, environmental and financial costs. With cleaner air, we can all breathe a little easier. 

Ontario has also adopted a policy of Conservation First, as conservation is often the cleanest and is the least costly energy resource. As we update our Long-Term Energy Plan, we will also set out our renewed vision for conservation in the near-term and discuss how best to achieve it.

Ontario recognizes the importance of a clean, reliable, affordable electricity system. As we renew our system, we will focus on leaving a lasting legacy, to clean up our air and continue to find new, innovative ways to conserve energy.