Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario will not ban the use of natural gas for home heating as part of its climate change action plan.
The plan hasn’t been released yet, but the Liberals had been coy about details ever since a published report based on a
leaked draft copy said the province would phase out fossil fuels for home heating.
But in her strongest statement yet on the issue, Wynne called the report “false,” and said natural gas will “absolutely” be
used to heat Ontario homes in the future.
Natural gas is used to heat more than three-quarters of the homes in the province, and critics warned phasing it out would
drive up energy costs for everyone.