The Bruce Power revitalization program is an essential element to Ontario's plan to phase out coal generation in 2014. Coal output over the past decade has dropped by nearly 90 per cent annually, while Bruce Power has increased its output by 55 per cent. This increased clean generation from the Bruce Power site accounts for 40 per cent of the coal generation reduced to date in the province. With the return to service of Units 1 and 2, Bruce Power will remain a key player in both reducing and staying off coal, which is one of the largest greenhouse gas reduction initiatives in North America.
Of course, nuclear is problematic in its own right, but then so is any source of power generation. As an asthmatic, I remember very clearly the thick smog clouds that hung over T.O. in the late 80's. Back then they were considered a part of summer. Now you don't see them anymore, and Dalton's is part of the reason why.