Minister of Energy, Ontario
Chris Bentley is Ontario’s Minister of Energy. He has previously served as Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and Minister of Labour. He is a lawyer who practiced criminal and labour law for almost 25 years, and is an avid runner who regularly participates in charity races and has run three Boston marathons.
Ontario is on track to be the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate dirty coal-fired generation. Two of the largest coal-fired electricity plants in the province, Nanticoke and Lambton, are to close a year early, by end of December 2013, saving ratepayers $95 million.
By the end of 2014, Ontario will be the first jurisdiction in the world to completely replace dirty coal-fired generation with cleaner sources of power like wind, solar, and bioenergy. This will have the same impact as taking seven million cars off the road. The result will be cleaner air, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and healthier Ontarians.
04/02/2012 12:57 EDT
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