Enter Ontario. This province has enacted new legislation that will permanently ban coal-fired electricity there. The Ending Coal for Cleaner Air Act is the first of its kind in North America. It is also the largest greenhouse gas reduction project on the continent, according to the Environment News Service.
“Our work on eliminating coal and investing in renewables is the strongest action being taken in North America to fight climate change. I believe we can work together as stewards of our natural environment and protect our children, our grandchildren and our fellow citizens,” said Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.