The chair of the so-called Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) supports the proposal for the combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Scarborough, which will burn non-renewable and GHG-emitting natural gas. The Ontario grid already has far too much inflexible base load like CHP. The OCAA also supports wind and solar generation knowing that in reality it is the flexible gas-fired generating stations that are keeping the lights on and not the meager and intermittent supply from the wind generators.
Without gas, wind generation would not be feasible. The OCAA would like to see all our coal and nuclear stations (nuclear provides over 50 per cent of our needs) shut down and be replaced by gas. Such a move would be a disaster for Ontario.
Donald Jones, Retired nuclear industry engineer, Mississauga