“We’re renewing our energy system…” Dalton McGuinty


Dalton McGuintyQUEEN’S PARK – When I was growing up in the 60s, we had one TV for 12 people.

Today, the average Ontario home has three TVs — and flat screens use much more electricity than our old black and white.

Back then, we didn’t have the coffee makers, computers or other electronics many have today.

So it’s not just that our electricity system has been getting older, we’re asking it to do more.

That’s why we’re working now to renew 80 per cent of our electricity system — those wooden hydro poles don’t last forever.

We’re renewing our energy system and investing in clean, renewable sources — like the wind and the sun. That’s the direction the world is heading — and Ontario will be one of the leaders in getting there.

And because we got there first — we’ll have a new industry providing jobs for people making turbines and solar panels.

Premier Dalton McGuinty