Promoting A Culture Of Conservation
Natural Resources Time and time again, Ontario residents have shown we care about the world we live in. We understand that true sustainability has environmental, economic and social impacts.
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.