The Fraser Institute has just released a new study that says the phase-out of coal fired electricity in Ontario has not significantly affected the air quality there.
The Fraser Institute tracked pollutants in the atmosphere over time and they're saying something the Ontario government won’t.
The study, in part, reads:
“The effect was not statistically significant in Toronto or Hamilton. We find no evidence that the coal phase-out reduced Nitrogen oxide levels, which were instead strongly affected by reduction in US nitrogen oxide emissions.”
“We find a statistically significant reduction in peak O3 levels from the coal phase-out, offset by a significant increase associated with natural gas plant emissions”.
Nothing the Ontario government did in their pursuit of cleaner air made any real difference and all they really did was replace one ozone emissions source for another, while costing Ontario ratepayers billions and plunging them into energy poverty.
And what about all the healthcare savings Ontarians were promised by Dalton McGuinty if they just let him get rid of all that reliable coal electricity that he claimed was polluting their air?
Watch my video to see if those savings ever materialized. If you’re from Ontario, you already know the answer.
Here in Alberta, the NDP are going to plunder along in the same clumsy way as Ontario. They're phasing out cheap, reliable electricity for no other reason than it is what their green socialist ideology commands of them.
The NDP are using the same tired debunked excuses for their bad ideas that Ontario did.