The government of Ontario has taken ambitious strides in developing policies, targets and initiatives to tackle climate change. Most significant is the province's greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction commitments for the electricity sector, predicated on its promise to shut down all coal-fired electricity plants in Ontario by 2014.
However, the Ontario Power Authority's plans to burn more gas and import more coal-based power from the U.S., during the ‘electricity gap' period between when old nuclear reactors come off line and new one are built, beginning in 2014 - the same time as the promised phase-out of coal.
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