Bruce Power has donated $20,000 to wildfire relief efforts through the Canadian Red Cross, helping in resilience and recovery activities in response to fires that continue to affect air quality across the country.
With the early onset and intensity of the wildfire season this year, we have seen how the fires can impact communities and how the air pollution can quickly spread across Canada and into the U.S.
“Bruce Power is proud to make this donation to the Red Cross to help ensure the communities affected the most by the wildfires get the assistance they need,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our air quality has improved significantly over the past decade, thanks in part to nuclear helping to phase out coal-fired generation in 2014 in Ontario. Even though Canada’s air quality is ranked amongst the cleanest in the world, according the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution still impacts the health of many Canadians, contributing to more than 15,000 premature deaths each year.”
Canada recently celebrated Clean Air Day, which is observed to recognize how important air quality is to our health, the environment and the economy. As one of Canada’s largest clean energy suppliers, Bruce Power is committed to helping Ontario and Canada reach its Net Zero climate goals by 2050. The company has also pledged to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions from its site operations by 2027, the first nuclear operator in North America to make such a commitment.
“We remain committed to seeking ways to lower the environmental impact of our operations, while aligning support with provincial, national, and global emission-reduction goals,” Rencheck added. “As we look to further decarbonize the economy and help reach Net Zero goals, Bruce Power’s carbon-free nuclear power continues to play an integral role in this transformation to a low-carbon future.”
To learn more about how you can help support the people and communities affected by wildfires, visit the Canadian Red Cross. Donations are currently being matched at rate of 3x by provincial and federal governments.
About Bruce Power: Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable nuclear power to families and businesses across the province and life-saving medical isotopes around the world. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is a Canadian-owned partnership of TC Energy, OMERS, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of United Professionals. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.