Monday 7 September 2009

Ontario shutting 4 coal power station next year and the rest by 2014 - that's the way to do it!

The Canadian province of Ontario said on Thursday it will permanently
close four of its 15 coal-fueled power units by October 2010 and study
whether it can convert the 11 remaining units to other fuels, such as
renewable biomass.

The provincial government, which has pledged to eliminate coal-fired
power generation by the end of 2014, said the four plants slated for
closure represent about 2,000 MW of generation capacity.

Ontario is on track to be one of the first jurisdictions in the world to
eliminate coal-fired electricity generation.

They're apparently shifting to gas as a bridging fuel to clean energy.


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