Donald Jones

From the archives: Ontario’s future economy dependent on precarious natural gas

November 29, 2010

The now defunct 2007 Integrated Power System Plan set a 14,000 MW limit on nuclear which is the capacity of all the nuclear units in Ontario, including the two closed units at Pickering and the two being refurbished at Bruce, and this was expected to meet around 50 percent of Ontario’s future electricity needs. The recently announced Long…

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Item 1: if Ontario did not have its nuclear generating fleet, last hour’s CO2 emissions would have been AT LEAST:

5,918 metric tons, and the CIPK would have been 386.9 grams

Item 2: Since prorogation of the Ontario legislature on October 15, 2012, provincial gas-fired generating plants have dumped this much CO2 into our air:

14,395,595 metric tons. This is a running total. Every hour, the total increases by the amount of Gas CO2 given in Table 1.

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