Ontario’s clean energy sector has reportedly attracted more than $16 billion in investment since the province enacted its Green Energy Act in 2009. That investment is creating thousands of good paying jobs and cleaning up Ontario’s energy supply.
At the rate they’re going, Ontario expects to have all of its polluting coal-fired power plants shut down by 2014.
The province already has more than 2,900 solar projects feeding electricity to their grid and they’ve been able to shut down eight coal-fired power plants.
That’s a remarkable change from 2003, when Ontario had 19 coal-fired power plants and no solar power.
B.C. doesn’t share Ontario’s coal dependency problem, but clean energy jobs and investment are becoming a big part of our own provincial economy, too. They could become an even bigger part of the B.C. economy once we realize that we’re sitting on North America’s clean energy motherlode.
In my opinion, it’s time to get on with developing B.C.’s renewable energy resources.
Every country in the world is struggling to move away from coal power to clean energy, and many of our neighbouring provinces and states are among them.
That’s an incredible economic opportunity for B.C. We would be fools to pass it up given the job creation and clean energy investment already taking place in Ontario.
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