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Developing the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan

Today the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Dianne Saxe, tabled a Special Report to the Ontario Legislature, titled Developing the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan.

This report makes some key recommendations for the Ministry of Energy as it prepares Ontario’s next Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), which is expected to be released in early 2017. The LTEP will set the course for the province’s energy landscape for the next 20 years.

Our report raises some important questions, including:

  • What is the connection between the LTEP and Ontario meeting its climate targets?
  • Will the LTEP provide adequate opportunities for meaningful public participation?
  • Will the LTEP use evidence-based, transparent decision-making to compare the costs, risks, and environmental impacts of our energy options?
  • Will conservation be considered first in the LTEP?

If you’d like to learn more about this report please register for a webinar with Commissioner Saxe, on December 8th, 2016 from 2:30-3:30 PM.

The Ministry of Energy is accepting public comments on updating Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan via the Environmental Registry until December 16th, 2016.

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