Nuclear provided 60 per cent of Ontario's electricity in 2015; little from wind, solar

TORONTO - Nuclear power provided 60 per cent of Ontario's electricity in 2015, while renewables such as wind and solar power added only a tiny amount to the supply mix.

See Full Article

The Independent Electricity System Operator says Ontario got 24 per cent of its electricity from hydro-generated power from dams and run-of-river generators, and another 10 per cent from gas-and-oil fired generation.

Wind power supplied six per cent of the province's electricity last year, while solar power and biofuel generation each added less than one per cent to the grid.

The province stopped burning coal to generate electricity in 2014, but it had been providing about 25 per cent of Ontario's power a decade ago.

The average electricity price for Ontario residential consumers was 10.14 cents a kilowatt hour in 2015, more than double the rates from 2008.

Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to keep generating about half of Ontario's electricity from nuclear power, and her government has announced plans to refurbish the Darlington and Bruce nuclear generating stations at a total cost of nearly $26 billion.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Israeli soldier who shot prone Palestinian assailant sentenced to 18 months

    World News CBC News
    An Israeli soldier who shot dead an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in jail. A military court last month convicted Sgt. Elor Azaria of manslaughter, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years' imprisonment, over the March 2016 incident in the town of Hebron. Source
  • Trust in the media is sinking and it's time to act: Neil Macdonald

    World News CBC News
    If I were a public figure — a politician, a senior public servant, a judge, someone in the national security apparatus — I doubt I would speak to most reporters. Actually, if it were just me, going through some horrible personal episode that occasioned a local police reporter to call my home, I would likely hang up. Source
  • Sanctuary city movement grows in Canada, but are police on board?

    Canada News CBC News
    The uncertainty surrounding U.S. immigration policies has prompted a number of Canadian cities to declare themselves sanctuaries for undocumented migrants. But as cities move to protect migrants from deportation orders, it is creating the prospect for tensions between municipal governments, law enforcement and federal immigration officials. Source
  • Who are the MPs that vote against their party line most often?

    Canada News CBC News
    Members of Parliament might feel pressure to toe the party line and maintain party unity in the House of Commons. But a few MPs have stood out for their willingness to rise and vote "Yea" when the rest of their colleagues vote "Nay. Source
  • Raising Elaan

    Canada News CBC News
    Natasha Bakht, left, and Lynda Collins aren’t lovers, so according to law, they couldn’t both be mothers to the same profoundly disabled boy, Elaan. (Simon Gardner/CBC) Lynda Collins loves thinking back to the day Elaan was born. Source
  • No fixed address: How I became a 32-year-old couch surfer

    Canada News CBC News
    I'm 32 years old, work at my dream job and have an amazing circle of family and friends who love me. Life is pretty great. There's just one thing — and I can't believe I'm about to admit this you, but here goes. Source
  • 'I am a man with no land': African migrants wait in limbo, dreaming of sanctuary in Canada

    World News CBC News
    The threats against his life had been coming by phone for months. But it was only after two men armed with AK-47 assault rifles shot up the home he shared with his wife and young child that Abdikadir Ahmed Omar says he knew he would be forced to flee his home country of Somalia. Source
  • Bill ending N.S. teachers' contract dispute expected to pass today

    Canada News CTV News
    HALIFAX -- A government bill aimed at ending the 16-month long contract dispute involving Nova Scotia's 9,300 public school teachers is into the home stretch in the legislature. Introduced last Tuesday, Bill 75 is expected to become law once debate on third reading wraps up later today. Source
  • Overnight riots in predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb

    World News CTV News
    COPENHAGEN -- Swedish police say riots broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. Spokesman Lars Bystrom said Tuesday that unidentified people, including some wearing masks, threw rocks at police, set cars on fire and looted shops in Rinkeby. Source
  • Accused in Quebec City mosque shootings returns to court on murder charges

    Canada News CTV News
    QUEBEC - The man charged in last month's mosque shootings in Quebec City returns to court today on six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder using a restricted firearm. Alexandre Bissonnette faces the charges in the Jan. Source