Electricity Competition Plans Err on Air Pollution
Janetos, Stephanie, Alternatives Journal
Clean air advocates fear Ontario's moves to a competitive electricity market will have negative health and environmental effects.
Last November, the provincial government released plans to split Ontario Hydro into three pieces, ending the public utility's monopoly and introducing more competition to the electricity market.
The province says that this should bring lower prices for consumers, and some alternative energy advocates believe the move will increase opportunities for greener power sources. But the Ontario Clean Air Alliance expects harmful consequences if the province opens the market without introducing new environmental protection measures.
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Publication information: Article title: Electricity Competition Plans Err on Air Pollution. Contributors: Janetos, Stephanie - Author. Magazine title: Alternatives Journal. Volume: 24. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 1998. Page number: 2. © 1998 Alternatives, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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