Toronto, ON — We’re encouraged to hear Premier Wynne emphasize the importance of energy conservation. Ontario should lead the pack in energy conservation as it has on renewable energy and closing coal-fired power plants. Saving energy is the obvious next step: it saves families and businesses money, creates jobs, reduces pollution and can prevent the need for costly investment in new electricity generation.
We urge all parties to work together to find the best ways to reduce energy consumption to make Ontario a leader in energy efficiency, and to do this in a way that supports those people most vulnerable to rising energy costs.
We’re also encouraged to hear support for the tough conversations needed about how to fund badly needed infrastructure investments, like public transit. Ontarians can’t waste more time stuck in traffic.
About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
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For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Stephanie Kohls, Environmental Defence, 647-280-9521 (cell), skohls@environmentaldefence.ca