Energy Conservation and Renewables

Collection of materials on achieving a renewable energy future for Ontario

CELA supports Ontario's Green Energy and Economy Act and sought strong provisions for public access to energy decision-making under this law to protect health and natural heritage values. CELA maintains that Ontario's energy future should not include nuclear power (see related collection: Nuclear Phase-out).

Working in partnership with the Pembina Institute, during 2005 CELA conducted extensive research into the means by which Ontario can achieve a sustainable, renewable energy future including an orderly phase-out of coal and nuclear technologies. (see Power for the Future - published in November, 2005 and linked below).

Media Releases and Blogs

Ontario’s best plan is a move to 100 per cent renewable energy
Long-Term Energy Plan Statement
Guest Blog: Too much power? Then why keep Pickering running?
Major Setback on Road to Renewables - CELA Decries Ontario Government Cancellation of 1000 MW of Renewable Energy Procurement
Ontario’s Energy Bill is a set up for more gas plant fiascos, say environmentalists
Ontario’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program – Carbon Tax
Open Letter to Elected Officials Across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area: It's Time to Move on Gridlock
Ontario’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program – Road Transportation
Canadian Environmental Law Association at Darlington Hearings
CELA Calls for Postponement of Darlington New Build Hearings
Cooling Government Enthusiasm for Low-Income Energy Consumers' Programs
Alliance responds to government ban on water-guzzling toilets
CELA calls for all federal parties to support amendments to improve the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act
Overview of Ontario's Green Energy Act
There Has Never Been a Better Time Not to Buy a Reactor
The Perfect Storm in Favour of Green Power - Backgrounder to June 3/09 Media Release
Green Energy Act Promising for Low Income Ontarians Says CELA
CELA Welcomes Clotheslines
New Pollution Data Show Need for Urgent Parliamentary Action on Air Pollutants
Canada’s Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Highlights for 2005
Ontario's Leading Environmental Groups Outline Priorities for Pre-Election Year
Greenhouse Gas Emitters Exposed
National Greenhouse Gas Pollution Highlights
Ministry of Environment Reverses Decision - Now Accepting Public Comment on Exemption of Power Supply Plan
CELA Seeks Revocation of Ontario Regulation that Exempts Provincial Energy Plan from Environmental Assessment
CELA Denounces McGuinty Government's Decision to Exempt Provincial Energy Plan from Environment Assessment
Environmental Groups Release Legal Opinion...Electricity Plan Requires Provincial Environmental Assessment
Power Supply Mix Public Consultation
Four Days Inadequate for Public Review of 83 Billion Dollar Electricity Plan
Environmentalists Applaud McGuinty Commitment to Environmental Assessment
Supply Advice Misses the Mark
Ontario: Less Talk More Action Needed on Energy Efficiency
Energy conservation could save Ontario $14 billion: new study

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Toronto Star op. ed. Sept. 22, 2011