Ontario: First Coal Free Jurisdiction in North America

Ten years ago, coal comprised 25% of Ontario’s electricity mix to its 13.5 million residents. With the goal to become coal-free, the conversion of the Thunder Bay Generating Station on Lake Superior from coal to woody biomass pellets, along with energy conservation and efficiency and boosting outputs of nuclear and hydro plants, Ontario is soon to be coal-free. The impetus in addition to the environment – health care costs associated with coal generation were $3 billion annually and the provincial government pays for health care. Click here to read more