QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to reports that the government’s continued investment in fossil gas plants may mean Ontario businesses are not eligible for the federal government’s clean energy tax credit.
“While other provinces and countries move full-speed ahead toward renewable energy, the Premier is headed in the opposite direction.
Under his government, Ontario’s electricity grid is actually getting dirtier – to the detriment of all Ontarians.
We have seen report after report showing that renewables are cleaner, safer and cheaper than fossil fuels.
But despite this, the Premier continues to sign new contracts for dirty fossil gas plants that are incompatible with a net-zero future.
Now, we’ve learned that his refusal to embrace clean energy means that hundreds of thousands of Ontario businesses could be left out of the new federal clean energy tax credit – worth over $25 billion.
We don’t have to stand for this.
We know that our province is ready to be a leader in the trillion-dollar new climate economy.
But to take advantage of the opportunities ahead of us, we need a government with a vision to match.”