Ontario's NDP

Ontario's NDP

September 30, 2007 09:30 ET

Hampton Proposes Clean Green Energy Plan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2007) - This morning at the Green Door Restaurant, Ontario NDP Leader Howard Hampton alongside Ottawa Area NDP Candidates Will Murray, Andree Germain, Edelweiss D'Andrea, Ric Dagenais and Lynn Hamilton, outlined the NDP's plan to meet Ontario's electricity needs with an aggressive approach to renewables, energy efficiency and conservation. Under the NDP's plan, there would be no new $40 billion nuclear megascheme, and no more smog and greenhouse gases from the Nanticoke coal plant.

"Our plan means shifting Ontario towards a greener electricity supply mix and establishing a solid foundation for reliable, affordable energy. That means giving the green light to green power, energy efficiency and conservation, and the red light to the Nanticoke coal plant by 2011 and new nuclear power," said Hampton.

Highlights of the plan include:

- Aggressive energy efficiency, conservation and demand management, to reduce consumption and save people money.

- A significant boost in clean, renewable electricity such as wind, solar and water power.

- A significant expansion of industrial cogeneration facilities through the appointment of a long-delayed cogeneration facilitator and enhanced incentives to industrial co-generation plants.

- Coal phase-out.

- No new nuclear plants.

- Greater accountability.

"Dalton McGuinty forgot working families the day he was elected. We've had four years of missed opportunities, misguided energy policies, and increased costs to run Ontario's hydro system. The only to way to make sure he doesn't let Ontario down again is to vote NDP," said Hampton.

"We'll fight for the clean green approach to energy that Ontario families deserve. New Democrats have thoughtful and practical ideas to make people's lives better and more affordable," he said.

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