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Non-nuclear generation sources, thanks to their simple and proven technologies, are much less prone to breakdowns than nuclear units.  Combined cycle natural gas generating plants, for example, routinely operate at 90% capacity levels and gas plant operators pay big penalties if their units fall below expected performance levels. 

Ontario’s nuclear plants, by comparison, have suffered repeated breakdowns and have never come close to matching the level of reliability of gas-fired generating stations over the long term.

Because "distributed" systems rely on many smaller spread-out units to produce power instead of a tiny handful of giant reactors, an outage at any one location will have almost no effect on our electricity supply.  When a giant nuclear unit goes down (an all-too-common experience in Ontario), it leaves a big hole in our power system that is usually filled by dirty coal power.

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When a giant nuclear unit goes down (an all-too-common experience in Ontario), it leaves a big hole in our power system that is usually filled by dirty coal power.

Ontario's Green Future


Ontario's Green FutureTogether, we can build a green future

Ontario has the resources and the know how to build a clean, sustainable electricity system. By tapping the enormous power of increased efficiency, leveraging our significant renewable energy potential and embracing new technologies, we can create a prosperous healthy province without high cost, high risk nuclear power or dirty coal. Read our recipe for Ontario's Green Future.

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Ontario's Green Future

Ontario Clean Air AllianceThe Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a coalition of health and environmental organizations, faith communities, municipalities, utilities, unions, corporations and individuals working for cleaner air through a coal phase-out and a shift to a renewable electricity future.

www.cleanairalliance.org
416-260-2080
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