Ontario’s climate change action plan: wind energy integral to success
June 8, 2016
Carbon-free electricity essential for deep emission cuts
Ottawa, Ontario, June 8, 2016 – Brandy Giannetta, Ontario Regional Director for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement following today’s release of the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan by Premier Kathleen Wynne.
“With its bold climate change action plan, the Ontario government continues to establish itself as global leader in the fight against climate change. Ontario, like all provinces, has the formidable challenge of addressing the immediate need to reduce carbon emissions while seizing the economic opportunities in the transition. Greenhouse gas emission reductions of the scale needed to realize Ontario’s targets can only be achieved through continued decarbonization of the electricity system and the subsequent use of clean electricity to replace fossil fuels across a wide variety of end uses, including transportation, buildings and industrial processes. Ontario’s action plan includes measures to increase the necessary focus on zero carbon electricity production and increased electrification and fuel-switching to renewable resources like wind energy. The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and its members look forward to working with the Ontario Government as it strives to lead Ontario and Canada toward the deep cuts in emissions needed to address climate change while strengthening the economy.”
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Lejla Latifovic, Communications Advisor
Canadian Wind Energy Association
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