Ontario's Climate Action Plan Puts the Focus on Individuals and Businesses

Shifting from fossil fuels to a brighter future with CanSIA

OTTAWA, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario released the Climate Action Plan today, a comprehensive, economy wide, approach, tackling the challenge of climate change and transforming the way Ontarians utilize energy. The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and members are primed to help Ontarians make this exciting transformation.

"Ontario's Climate Action Plan is putting the focus and the tools to realize this change where they belong, with individuals and businesses," John Gorman, President & CEO of CanSIA states. "By empowering Ontarians to implement changes in how they use and generate energy, the plan will allow more Ontarians to shift from fossil fuels to sustainable and cost efficient forms of energy, like solar."

In addition to the new Cap and Trade Program, the Climate Action Plan will bring proven greenhouse gas reductions and green jobs to the province.

Important facts about solar energy:

  • Since 2009, the cost of solar electricity has decreased by 65% in Canada
  • Every kWh of solar electricity generated in Ontario that offsets a kWh of natural gas, avoids 0.43 kg of CO2 emissions
  • If individuals and businesses installed 1,000 MW of distributed solar PV in Ontario over the next 5 years, it would correlate to 14,500 person-years of employment and $2.5 billion of economic activity

About CanSIA:
CanSIA is a national trade association that represents the solar energy industry throughout Canada. Since 1992, CanSIA has worked to develop a strong, efficient, ethical and professional Canadian solar energy industry with capacity to provide innovative solar energy solutions and play a major role in the global transition to a sustainable, clean-energy future.

SOURCE Canadian Solar Industries Association

For further information: Erin Seegmiller. 1-866-522-6742, info@cansia.ca

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