Ford continues to make the wrong choices on energy
July 6, 2023
GUELPH — Ontario Greens leader and MPP for Guelph Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to news that the provincial government is planning a major expansion of the Bruce nuclear power plant.
“The Ford government is squandering a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make low cost renewables the foundation for Ontario’s transition to a fully electrified, decarbonized future.
Ontario is facing an energy crunch and the best path forward is clear – cheap, clean and safe renewables – hydro, wind and solar.
Instead the government is going in the opposite direction – cancelling hundreds of renewable energy projects, ramping up expensive fossil gas and nuclear generation, and scrapping energy efficiency programs that help people and businesses save money by saving energy.
Global investors are flocking to renewables because they are the lowest cost source of electricity generation.
But as usual, Doug Ford is backing the wrong horse and leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for his expensive mistakes, costing us better jobs and investment in Ontario’s economy.”