[Date Prev][Date Next]
[cdn-nucl-l] Dirty power for Mississauga?
Feb 20, 2005
THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS
The Ontario Ministry of Energy has requested bids from the private sector to
generate 2,500 megawatts of new, clean power to replace the dirty,
coal-fired plants which are being phased out by the government.
So, why is the Mississauga area slated to be the home of, perhaps, six
gas-fired generators producing about 4,935 megawatts of new electricity?
As everyone now knows, natural gas is not clean power.
An independent consultant is reviewing the new proposals for power plants
and will soon be recommending to the Ontario Liberal Cabinet which projects
will get the go-ahead.
Who is this consultant? Or, are we to be kept in the dark? Are the
recommendations to be approved behind closed doors without debate in the
It's time to turn the spotlight on and get answers. Phone your local Liberal
member of the Ontario Provincial Government and demand action before it's a
Another real kick in the wallet will be the cost of heating our homes with
natural gas. It is about to go up, dramatically, based upon supply and
Ironically, we could end up using electric baseboard heaters in our homes,
or installing coal bins and furnaces in our basements.
Janet L Seabrook