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Ontario's Green Energy Plan 2.0Choosing 21st Century Energy Options

Publication - Aug. 10, 2010 - By Renewable Is Doable Group, Tim Weis

This Renewable is Doable report outlines how Ontario could save money by replacing the retiring Pickering nuclear station with green energy options such as wind power, solar and biogas. 

Last summer, Ontario suspended its purchase of two new replacement reactors when their cost reportedly topped $26 billion - $20 billion more than expected in 2007.

The report, Green Energy Plan 2.0, shows that a mix of green energy technologies and conservation acquired through the government's Green Energy Act would be 12 to 48 per cent cheaper than buying new reactors to replace the aging Pickering nuclear station, which is set to close in 2020 due to high maintenance costs.


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