Tag Archives: Ontario

Why So Many Rural Ontarians Can’t Stand Wind Power (The Agenda)

Well, this article had me nodding in agreement for the first half of it, until they got to the “main” reason rural residents  oppose wind farms, which is supposedly because there’s no monetary benefit in it for them.  *sigh*  Here we go with that bullshit again. I have yet to hear any of the people […]

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Ontario Government Climate Change Presentation Riddled With Mistakes (Town Hall Meeting in Guelph today)

The Climate Change Discussion Paper public town hall in Guelph will be held from 6 — 8 p.m. March 18 at the University of Guelph Arboretum on College Avenue East. Tom Harris — Guelph Mercury — March 17, 2015 On Wednesday, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment is leading a town-hall meeting in Guelph to […]

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Ontario’s big wind bonanza: Over 90% of subsidies funneled to just 11 companies

Brady Yauch — Financial Post — February 4, 2015 When the Ontario government launched its Green Energy Act (GEA ) in 2009, it promised “new green economy jobs” and ” a wide range of economic opportunities.” Then Minister of Energy George Smitherman argued that the GEA would be a boon to Ontarians of all stripes: […]

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Ontario:Wind Turbine Working Group Opposes Plan for More Wind Power Proposals

Janice MacKay — Blackburn News.com — January 30, 2015 The Multi Municipal Wind Turbine Working group has written a letter of protest over the province’s request for new Wind Power Proposals. Chair and Arran-Elderslie Deputy Mayor Mark Davis is asking the Minister of Energy why the province wants to add another 300 MegaWatts of wind […]

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Opinion – Ending Ontario’s Wind Experiment

Monte McNaughton – NetNewsLedger — January 26, 2015 QUEENS PARK – GUEST EDITORIAL – How do we ensure that when one government abuses its power, we don’t have to live with the consequences for a generation? Through the supremacy of our democratically elected legislative assembly in Ontario. In 2009, the Ontario Liberals misused their majority […]

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Surveying the Wreckage (of Ontario’s Energy Policies)

Another fantastic and revealing article by Rick Conroy of the Wellington Times on the insanity and havoc being wreaked by the Liberals outrageous and destructive energy policies. — DQ ************************************************ Rick Conroy — The Times — January 16, 2015 A good friend of mine runs a business in the County. He has done so for […]

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Continuing with #2 in our series on the 4  year majority that Ontariowe handed the Liberals.  Feel free to pass these around to remind everyone that not taking your voting rights seriously, can have dire consequences Carbon Taxes — another cash grab that will continue to drive businesses and jobs out of the province.

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Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk to focus on Ontario power system in 2015 report

Antonella Artuso — Toronto Sun — January 13, 2015 Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is turning her sharp eye to the subject of power planning in the province for her next annual report. … …  Ontario’s power system has generated significant controversy as hydro bills rise and everything from excess supply, infrastructure renewal, pricey deals […]

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UK: Seniors and Many Families with Children are Too Poor to Heat Their Homes Thanks to Skyrocketing Energy Bills

(The same situation is happening more often here in Ontario, as various charities report that they are already out of funds for the season to help those who can’t afford their electricity bills and the Auditor General has advised that Ontarians pay billions extra, unnecessarily, for hydro.  And still, the ridiculous green agenda steamrolls on. […]

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Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli Put On the Hot Seat About Hydro Rates

And he lies and dodges and lies and dodges and lies and dodges.    

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Legal battle over Ontario wind turbine farm may redefine ‘harm’

Sean Fine — Globe and Mail — November 21, 2014 The right to be free from chronic annoyance is at the heart of a legal challenge that could shake Ontario’s multibillion wind-energy business, and limit other industrial development in rural areas. It pits a family whose farming history goes back a century in Southwestern Ontario […]

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Birdlife International: Globally recognized habitat in Ontario headed for ruin due to wind turbines

Nature Canada — November 17, 2014 Press Release November 17, 2014 (OTTAWA) More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report by BirdLife International. Four of Canada’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are in danger. The BirdLife International report “IBAs in […]

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Not For the Faint of Heart: Breaking Ontarios Record for Electricity Costs

From Wind Concerns Ontario October 2014: Ontario’s breath-taking, record-breaking month for electricity bills Wind power significant in surplus power sell-off Special report by Parker Gallant and Scott Luft Summary: New figures reveal that in October, the Ontario government paid $1 billion more for electricity than the electricity market value of that power. Numbers released by […]

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How Green Energy is Fleecing Ontario Electricity Consumers

(Hat tip to Mr. McKitrick for the heads up on this article) Ross McKitrick and Tom Adams — Financial Post — October 29, 2014 Adding renewable generating capacity triggers changes throughout the system that multiply costs for consumers Ontario’s green energy transformation – initiated a decade ago under then-Premier Dalton McGuinty – is now hitting […]

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Rash of Vandalism at Southwestern Ontario Wind Farms — Oh well !

John Milner — London Free Press — October 25, 2014 Ontario wind farms have made enemies, enemies prepared to cross legal boundaries. That’s becoming a serious new challenge for police in Southwestern Ontario, where the majority of the province’s wind farms are located. In the past few weeks, there has been a spate of attacks […]

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