Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ontario government seeks to outlaw coal

Premier Dalton McGuinty is seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 6 percent below 1990 levels by 2012, the Canadian Press reported Monday. To help meet that goal, he announced his administration will pass a law requiring all coal plants in the province to be closed by 2014.

With all of Ontario's coal plants closed, McGuinty will be about halfway to his emissions reduction goal.

"We will close our coal-fired plants down in 2014 without compromising reliability," said McGuinty. "There's only one place in the world right now that's phasing out coal-fired generation. We're doing that right here in Ontario."

From UPI More coal news coming up