Clean Energy Makes Ontario Business a Leader
McGuinty Government Building Renewable Energy Supply
Unilever Canada, a major Ontario food manufacturer, is using more clean energy from Bullfrog Power, making it the single largest commercial purchaser of renewable energy in Canada.
This commitment to renewable energy will reduce Unilever Canada's CO2 emissions footprint by 7,554 tonnes per year. That's the equivalent of taking over 1,500 cars off the road.
Using more clean energy like wind, solar and water, will help ensure that our children and grandchildren have clean air to breathe. By shutting down dirty, coal-fired generation and moving to renewable energy sources, Ontario is becoming a world leader in the clean energy industry.
Supporting clean energy is part of the McGuinty government's Open Ontario Plan to create jobs and strengthen the economy.
- In 2003, the province had 19 coal units and just 10 wind turbines. Today, it has more than 800 wind turbines and by the end of 2014 all coal units will be closed.
- The clean energy sector in Ontario is expanding - creating 13,000 jobs and investments from 20 companies.
- Bullfrog's electricity suppliers in Ontario include local wind farms and low-impact hydro generators.
“Moving to renewable, clean energy and phasing out coal is making Ontario a clean energy leader in Canada. I congratulate Bullfrog Power and Unilever Canada for their leadership in growing renewable, clean energy development in Ontario and encourage other companies to follow Unilever's lead.”
“I want to congratulate Unilever for leading by example. Renewable energy is helping Ontario improve our air quality and combat climate change, and at the same time, it is creating new jobs in the clean energy economy.”