Supporting Ontario’s clean energy future
Supporting Ontario's clean energy future
Thanks largely to a reliable, affordable and plentiful supply of natural gas, Ontario has successfully ended its dependence on coal-fired electricity - the single largest climate change initiative undertaken in North America.*
Natural gas plays a key role in helping Ontario achieve its clean energy goals. By far the cleanest of the conventional fuels, it is used to generate electricity, heat our homes, power our industries, and fuel trucks and buses. As a low-carbon alternative to coal and oil, and a dependable complement to intermittent renewables such as wind and solar, natural gas meets both our growing energy needs and stricter environmental targets.
Natural gas is a vital contributor to Ontario's low-carbon energy mix:
- Nearly 30 per cent of Ontario's electricity supply can be generated by natural gas
- Natural gas is a cleaner burning source of energy than coal, oil or propane, lowering CO2 emissions by up to 45 per cent
- As a transportation fuel, it reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 25 per cent compared to gas and diesel, with nearly zero particulates
Using natural gas improves the quality of the air we breathe, reduces our carbon footprint and lessens our contribution to climate change. For more information, visit onga.ca.
A gas leak smells like rotten eggs (sulphur)
Natural gas is very safe. Still, in the unlikely event of a leak, you should know what to do to protect your home and family. Your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms can't detect a gas leak but, thanks to that unpleasant rotten egg or sulphur smell, your nose can.
Keep your family safe. Make sure everyone in your household knows what a gas leak smells like and what to do if there is one. To learn more about natural gas safety, please visit uniongas.com/safety today.