Bruce Power Helps Ontario Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Kicking Ontario's Coal Habit
TIVERTON, ONTARIO, July 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A report issued yesterday by Ontario's Environment Commissioner credits the elimination of coal-fired electricity generation as the major contributor to reducing greenhouse gases in the province and Bruce Power is proud of the role it played in helping Ontario kick its coal habit.
"More electricity from Bruce Power nuclear means cleaner air for families across Ontario," said James Scongack, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Bruce Power. "We recognize the future refurbishment of the rest of our nuclear units is a key pillar in the province's plan to keep the air clean," Scongack said.
To learn more about the role Bruce Power can play in building healthier communities, please visit www.ontarionuclear.com/2040-vision/.
The return of 3,000 MW of Bruce Power nuclear over the past decade has generated 70 per cent of the energy needed to shut down all of Ontario's coal plants, Scongack said.
In 2013, production from Bruce Power nuclear helped Ontario avoid 31 million tonnes of CO2, which is the equivalent of taking six million cars off the road.To learn more about how Bruce Power is helping keep Ontario's air clean, visit www.nuclearupcoaldown.ca.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world's largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario's electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers' Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's employees are also owners in the business.