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Ontario’s electricity – greenhouse gases up, cost up, security down – 2013 December

Hat tip to Scott Luft of Cold Air

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By: Donald Jones, P.Eng., retired nuclear industry engineer.

There is to be no new nuclear build at Darlington so what impact does this have on Ontario’s greenhouse gas emissions from its electricity generating sector, on the future cost of electricity, and on the security of its future supply. From the discussion that follows undoubtedly emissions and cost will go up and the security of future supply will go down, by how much is for others to analyze. After all, Ontario’s Green Energy Act was designed to build up expensive wind and solar generation at whatever the price, rather than reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2009 when the Green Energy Act came into effect Ontario was well on its way to becoming one of the world’s lowest emitters of GHGs because of the refurbishment of Bruce Power’s nuclear units 1 and 2 that was going on that would reduce gas and…

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