TORONTO—Sarah Petrevan, senior policy advisor for Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the release of Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan:
“Ontario’s long-term energy plan provides more direction than details, but it stays the course in building a modern, affordable and flexible energy system.
“The plan reflects some key changes ahead in the transition to clean energy. In the years to come Ontarians will see an increase in electric vehicles, more clean energy generation, and a new emphasis on saving energy. These trends are happening all over, not just in Ontario, so it’s wise for the province to proactively look to the future.
“What’s understated in this plan is how fast this transition is happening, and details about how Ontario plans to adapt. As electricity generation and use evolves, Ontario’s grid will need to be responsive to emerging technology, like energy storage.
“The priority now is to take this long-term plan and put it into action so the province can capitalize on energy-saving technologies that will help reduce costs over time.”
- Ontario produced more than 60 per cent of its electricity from nuclear, with renewable resources, including hydro, providing about 30 per cent. Less than 10 per cent comes from natural gas.