This video presents “What kinds of energy are used in Ontario?”
- The ECO (Environmental Commissioner of Ontario), Gord Miller, describes a chart from his report, Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, Rethinking Energy Conservation in Ontario, that outlines different energy sources used by different sectors in Ontario, Canada.
- Electricity makes up less than a quarter of our energy demand.
ECO Gord Miller’s recent blog “We could have carbon free electricity in Ontario in 2014! ” empahsized the importance of the changing global climate and Ontario’s role in global reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
- He also gave a realistic outlook on the interplay of the different sources of electricity generation in regard to the ‘Predicted Electricity Generation Capacity August 2014’.
- Furthermore, Miller provided a reality check by answering the question, “Could we manage it without carbon emissions?”
Let Ontario’s Ministry of Energy know what you think their electricity planning priorities should be by participating in their short survey.
- This is an anonymous survey, and no personal information will be collected.
- When consultations on the Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) conclude September 9, 2013, Ontario will post survey results at http://www.energy.gov.on.ca/en/ltep/ltep-survey/# .
- Ministry of Energy staff will review these survey results, which will help to inform the drafting of the final LTEP.
However, this survey is not considered a formal submission. If you want to submit your thoughts formally to the LTEP review team, please do so through the Environmental Registry.
- In 2010, Ontario released its first Long-Term Energy Plan that set out a clear, comprehensive direction for the province’s energy future.
- It considered all aspects of Ontario’s electricity system, including conservation, generation, transmission, distribution and emerging technologies such as energy storage, as well as Aboriginal community participation in the energy sector.
- The plan set out the investments required to modernize and upgrade our electricity system, and included price projections for residential and industrial customers.
- A three-year review of the Long-Term Energy Plan was contemplated when it was announced in 2010.
- A discussion guide, Making Choices: Reviewing Ontario’s Long-term Energy Plan, is available on the Environmental Registry.
- This guide provides some info on the current status of the electricity system.
- Also, it identifies commitments made that are still shaping the sector, and characteristics of the different energy sources.
- All comments received prior to September 09, 2013 will be considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry of Energy if they are submitted in writing or electronically using the form provided in this notice and reference EBR Registry number 011-9490.
All comments on this proposal in writing must be directed to:Julie Green
Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Energy
Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Policy
Strategic Policy Branch
880 Bay Street
Phone: (416) 326-8995
- Please Note: All comments and submissions received will become part of the public record.
This video presents “Ontario – Ministry of Energy.”
- “The Ministry of Energy works with many partners inside and outside of government to develop the electricity generation, transmission and other energy-related facilities that help power our economy—and to ensure that Ontario remains one of the best places in the world in which to live, work, invest and raise a family.
- A top priority is ensuring that Ontario’s electricity needs are met in a sustainable manner.
- Developing renewable energy sources and fostering a conservation-oriented culture are cornerstones of Ontario’s balanced plan to provide clean, and reliable energy—while encouraging the development of a clean energy economy for our future.“
Provincial Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli announced that Ontario will make conservation a top priority in energy planning.