Tear down barriers to energy conservation


by Jack Gibbons

The Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) commissioned one of the province’s top economic forecasting firms — Spatial Economics — to look at what increasing the efficiency of natural gas use would do for our collective bottom line. It found that a 16 per cent reduction in our natural gas consumption by 2021 would increase GDP by $5.5 billion and reduce the combined federal and provincial deficits by $975 million. And it would do that while creating more than 33,800 new jobs and lowering the cost of doing business in Ontario.

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