[Originally posted at EcoGeek. The whole article is available on the site. Normally, I don’t cross-post this sort of article, but I really like the image (CC 2.0 by Kyle MacKenzie) which I stretched to the longer EcoGeek format, and made it even more appropriate to a clean air piece. Plus, for those of you who may be symbolically inclined, the three-bladed rotor is a nice gloss on the trillium flower, which is the provincial symbol for Ontario.]


The Canadian province of Ontario may have already passed its point of peak coal use, and is now on the downward moving side as it increases its use of renewable energy production. Last week, the provincial government announced that it had permanently closed four more coal-burning power plants in the province.