Ontario Cuts Back on Coal

The CBC is reporting that Ontario will close four coal power plants. Previously, the government had to readjust its targeted closure of all coal plants to 2014, but it’s good to see that coal plants are closing down regardless.

OPG will close two of eight coal-burning units at its Nanticoke station near Simcoe and two of four units at its Lambton plant near Sarnia by October 2010, Smitherman said at a news conference in Toronto on Thursday.

The utility also closed Toronto’s Lakeview Generating Station in 2005. Once the next four units are taken off-line, Ontario will have reduced its coal-burning capacity by 40 per cent.

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