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

Last year, we Ontarians emitted 161 million tonnes (CO2 equivalent) of greenhouse gases (GHG). We must reduce these emissions to zero by 2050 to have a reasonable chance of avoiding totally unacceptable climate change. Everyone in the world must do likewise; but we must take the logs out of our own...

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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.front cover For example, did...

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, 2% nuclear, <1% conventional thermal)

Manitoba- 30% from ...

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

Renewable energy is produced from resources such as plants, sun, wave, tides and wind...

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