This morning, the Ontario government announced a new provincial system to limit greenhouse gas emissions, which will be carried-out in conjunction with other jurisdictions including California and Quebec.

Bruce Power supports this announcement and the efforts of the Ontario government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change. A key foundational element to tackling climate change is to have a modern, clean electricity system that powers homes and business across the province.

Over the last decade, Ontario has moved to a modern, clean electricity system through the phase-out of coal-fired generation representing one of the single largest climate change initiatives in North America.

Since 2003, Bruce Power has generated 70% of the additional electricity Ontario needed to get off coal while at the same time serving as an active voice in the ongoing dialogue to achieve a balanced supply mix in the province.Under Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Bruce Power will continue to play this role for many years to come as part of a balanced, clean supply mix.

In March, Bruce Power released its submission to the Ontario’s Climate Change consultation process titled, Doing Our Part: Bruce Power’s contribution to a clean, modern electricity system, while also announcing the establishment of a $400,000 environment and sustainability fund.