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In 2008, Ontario's total electricity consumption fell by 2.3%

Ontario Clean Air Alliance: Jessica Fracassi - January, 2009

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The total coal-fired electricity generation fell by 18% according to statistics released by the Independent Electricity System Operator today. (Their news release may be viewed at http://www.theimo.com/imoweb/media/md_newsitem.asp?newsID=4458).

On a less positive note, Ontarios net electricity exports doubled in 2008. As a result, approximately 47% of Ontarios coal-fired electricity generation was exported.

Please contact Ontarios Energy Minister George Smitherman and ask him to ban unnecessary and polluting non-emergency coal-fired electricity exports to the U.S.A. Minister Smitherman can be reached at George.Smitherman@ontario.ca , 416-327-6758.

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