The Green Energy campaign’s main objective is to replace dirty fossil fuels and nuclear power by mobilizing grassroots activists in local communities to advocate for the transition to a clean-energy future.
Fossil fuels must steadily and gradually be replaced with cleaner and greener sources of renewable energy and conservation. Dangerous, expensive nuclear and polluting fossil fuels must be phased out.
To this end we will:
- fight the expansion of tar sands, oil shale, deep-water drilling, and other high-carbon, high-risk fuels and
- oppose dangerous pipelines, refinery expansions, and other unnecessary oil infrastructure and ensure that existing oil infrastructure operates only with adequate safeguards and protection for workers, the public, and the environment.
These actions take us towards our goals:
1. Green Energy Coalition
As a founding member of the Green Energy Coalition (GEC) in 1989, we have participated and intervened in many Ontario Energy Board proceedings, consultations and related legislative committees regarding energy use in Ontario. GEC advocates for enhanced energy efficiency and the reduction of adverse environmental impacts due to the production, transmission, pipeline distribution and use of energy.
Currently we are making submissions on Bill 135, David Poch, counsel for the GEC will be appearing before the Standing Committee on General Government. See his presentation here Bill 135, Energy Statute Amendment Act, 2015 An End to Transparency and Accountability.
2. Oppose Dangerous Pipelines
Sierra Club Ontario Chapter has applied to the National Energy Board to participate in both TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline and tanker proposal as well as the Eastern Mainline Project proposed to run adjacent to Lake Ontario beginning near Markham, Ontario and finishing near the community of Iroquois, Ontario.
3. Support a Nuclear-Free Future
We envision an energy efficient world, powered by clean, renewable technologies, free from dirty, dangerous, costly nuclear power and its legacy of toxic waste.
Solar, wind and geothermal power and efficiency — all faster, cheaper, cleaner, and safer!
For more information or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact the campaign chair, Christine Elwell, at (christine.elwell<at>sympatico.ca).
Click here to make a charitable donation towards our Green Energy work.