Q3 - Will you commit to phasing out natural gas infrastructure and prioritize conservation and efficiency over new, renewed or expanded gas infrastructure?

Rebecca Bromwich

Yes.

Shawn Menard

Yes. Last year we passed a motion through Council that the City of Ottawa request the Government of Ontario develop and implement a plan to phase-out gas-fired electricity generation by 2030 to help the City of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada meet their climate targets; and that the City of Ottawa call on the IESO to give full consideration to wind and solar, demand response, Quebec Hydro, and conservation. We cannot meet our climate targets if we invest in more fossil fuel infrastructure, and we are committed to phasing it out as part of the Climate Emergency declaration we passed unanimously back in 2019. 

Dan Rogers

No. Municipal government has no authority over the decisions of provincial boards or agencies.. That said, conservation and efficiencies should always be strived for.

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