ChemE prof critiques Fraser Institute report on Ontario’s coal phase-out

Policy makers should be wary of a new Fraser Institute report released Tuesday that concludes the phase-out of coal in Ontario did little to reduce air pollution, the director of the University of Toronto’s air quality research centre warned.

“I find the report rather disappointing,” said Prof. Greg Evans, the director of the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research.

The authors took a “simplistic” approach to examining a “fairly complicated” system, he said, adding the results are “flawed.”

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