Direct Economic Benefits of Electric Vehicles to the Province of Ontario

John Stephenson prepared this report. This is an extract from the complete report (PDF).

Introduction

Numerous sources extol the benefits of Electric Vehicles (EV’s) to their owners and society. For example, www.drawdown.org estimates significant operating cost...

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Scientists warn policymakers not to ignore links, and stress that ‘every action counts’

Policymakers have severely underestimated the risks of ecological tipping points, according to a study that shows 45% of all potential environmental collapses are interrelated and could amplify one another.

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One issue that has not received the attention it deserves is the limited supply of water and the amount of it that is being wasted. Journalist Stephen Leahy has written Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products. It is full of startling statistics....

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This page contains resources about provinces that have set or are setting targets for reducing the carbon emissions generated by the generation of electricity.

Ontario- 50% nuclear. Phased out coal by 2014 (initially was 2007). Ontario’s target for energy from wind, solar and bio-energy is 10,700 MW (13%) by 2018 (excluding hydroelectric). Planning for 9,000 MW from hydro by 2018

Quebec- already nearly 100% (98% hydro...

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Stationary power comprises traditional uses of electricity as well as power for heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings presently provided by non-renewables (such as oil and gas) and does not include power for transportation (e.g. cars, trucks, buses, trains, air travel), although some forms of transportation ought to be powered by electricity such as trains.) The target should include plans to electrify most modes of public transit

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