Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan should focus on meeting climate change targets and putting conservation first

Dec 6th, 2016 1:42 PM

Toronto, December 6, 2016 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Dr. Dianne Saxe, today tabled Developing the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

This Special Report summarizes key recommendations made by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) over the years regarding energy planning, and updates these recommendations in the context of the Ministry of Energy’s 2017 long-term energy planning process.

These recommendations focus on the need for the Long-Term Energy Plan to:
• Enable Ontario to meet its climate change targets;
• Consider the environmental impacts of energy resources on our air, water and land;
• Put conservation first;
• Apply evidence-based decision making; and
• Provide opportunities for meaningful public participation.

Developing the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan can be downloaded at eco.on.ca .

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The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is an independent officer of the Legislature who reports on government progress on climate change, energy and other environmental issues. The ECO is the province's environmental watchdog and guardian of Ontarians' environmental rights.