Conservation vs. New Supply - Ontario Clean Air Alliance

As of December 2008, for every dollar that the Ontario Power Authority has spent on energy conservation and efficiency, it has contracted to spend $60 on new supply.

For more information on how Ontario is targeting its electricity system spending, please see our newly updated fact sheet, Conservation vs. New Supply: A Summary of the Ontario Power Authority’s procurement efforts on our website.

Please contact Energy Minister George Smitherman at and remind him that energy efficiency is the lowest cost, cleanest and quickest option to keep our lights on and to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to the climate crisis. Please also remind him that energy efficiency investments reduce our energy bills, create jobs now and make our industries more competitive.

Please pass this message on to your friends.

Thank you.

Jessica Fracassi, Communications & Membership Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 245
Fax: 416-926-1601


The Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a diverse, multi-stakeholder coalition of approximately 90 organizations including cities, health associations, environmental and public interest groups, corporations, public utilities, unions, faith communities and individuals. The OCAA’s short term goal is to achieve the complete phase out of Ontario’s four coal-fired power plants by 2010. Our long term goal is to ensure that all of our electricity needs are met by ecologically sustainable renewable sources. Our partner organizations represent more than six million Ontarians.

Interested in volunteering with the OCAA? Please contact Angela Bischoff at, 416-926-1907 ext. 246.

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