Ontario electricity moves closer to “no coal”

Ontario shuts down Lambton power plant ahead of schedule

ADRIAN MORROW

TORONTO — The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Oct. 22 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 22 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

Photo courtesy of Ontario Power Generation

One of the last coal-fired power plants in Ontario has been shut down early, bringing the province’s Liberal government closer to fulfilling a long-delayed promise, industry and Queen’s Park sources told The Globe and Mail.

Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli will announce Wednesday (October 23, 2013) that the coal plant in Lambton, near Sarnia, Ont., finished operating in late September, three months ahead of schedule, the sources said. The government, which is on a long-term mission to replace all of the province’s coal facilities with greener sources of energy, said in January that the Lambton plant, along with another in Nanticoke, would close by the end of the year.

More at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ontario-to-shut-down-lambton-power-plant-ahead-of-schedule/article15005767/

Posted October 27, 2013 by allanbaker in Uncategorized

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