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Ontario: undermining Guelph’s Climate Goals

September 30, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM



Ontario: undermining Guelph’s Climate Goals

Examining the alternatives

We need a Guelph City Council resolution.

Ontario’s proposed gas plants expansion – and associated greenhouse gas emissions- will undermine Guelph’s climate change goals. It will also significantly reverse the pollution reductions achieved by shutting down coal plants. There are alternatives.

In light of the climate emergency acknowledged by Guelph City Council, groups in Guelph (see list below) are joining forces with organizations across Ontario to demand the province reduce, not increase, fossil fuel generated power. We urge City Council to pass a resolution, compatible with our emission reduction goals and with Council’s previous resolution supporting a phase-out of coal-generated electricity.


Join us as we host Jack Gibbons from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

This webinar will shed a light on how Guelph can once again lead in fighting climate change. Our city was at the forefront during the coal phase out. Now we need to do the same with gas plants.

Jack Gibbons from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance, will draw a road map on how we can exploit new alternative cost effective clean energy sources that will generate economic and social wealth. He will advocate how transitioning away from fossil fuels to a renewable energy economy has clear benefits for people and natural ecosystems. We have an opportunity to create a more prosperous, healthy and equitable society.


About Our Speaker

Jack Gibbons| Chair of the Ontario Air Alliance

Jack Gibbons is Chair of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Jack has worked on energy and environmental issues in Ontario for more than 40 years. His previous positions include: Economist, Energy Probe; Project Manager, Ontario Energy Board; Senior Economic Advisor, Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy; and Commissioner, Toronto Hydro.

Jack has studied economics at the University of Toronto (B.A.), Queen’s University (M.A.) and the University of British Columbia.


Organizations in support of the City of Guelph taking bold action against more climate change pollution are listed below.

  • Council of Canadians-Guelph Chapter
  • eMERGE Guelph
  • Extinction Rebellion Guelph
  • Guelph Green New Deal
  • Guelph Wellington Social Justice Coalition
  • KAIROS Guelph
  • Ontario Clean Air Alliance
  • Transition Guelph
  • Wellington Water Watchers



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