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Green Energy RipOff — The Ontario Liberals Guide to Stealing Billions

Although this article is about the renewable energy ripoff using California as the example, people living in Ontario will easily recognize the Liberal Party’s money making scam.   How do we get the RCMP to do a full criminal investigation? — DQ

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Norman Rogers — American Thinker — April 18, 2014

Renewable energy is the latest scheme politicians and special interests have devised for extracting money from the public to enrich themselves and their supporters. The renewable energy mafia consists of opportunistic investors, ideological crackpots (e.g. the Sierra Club), utilities that don’t care how inefficient their generation is as long as they can pass on the cost to the public, global warming scientists, and politicians that count on the renewable-energy mafia for money and support. All this is possible because renewable energy has a positive image thanks to the people who should be defending the public but are either corrupted or don’t understand what is going on.

The financial scale is immense. In California electricity sales were $35 billion in 2012. The average retail price of electricity in California is around 14 cents per kilowatt-hour. This compares to about 8 cents in states that have not found the renewable energy religion. The differential gives the California renewable energy mafia about $15 billion a year to reward its friends and supporters. That’s just for the electricity sector.

The California definition of renewable energy is bizarre. For example, hydro would seem to be renewable since it uses no fuel, emits no CO2, and is powered by rainfall. But in California only small-scale hydro generating less then 30 megawatts is renewable. The Sierra Club doesn’t like dams that interfere with kayaking on rivers and it is probably that group’s influence that forced the small hydro requirement. Geothermal energy is considered renewable even though it generally isn’t since the underground heat reservoirs become depleted over time.

Since renewable energy is heavily inspired by global warming ideology, one would think that energy sources that don’t emit CO2 would be favored. Nuclear electricity emits no CO2, the fuel is the cheapest of any fuel, is in nearly unlimited supply, and nuclear doesn’t stop when the sun goes down (solar) or when the wind stops blowing (wind turbine). But the Sierra Club and green ideologues hate nuclear, so nuclear is not classified as renewable.

California, like many other states, has a so-called renewable portfolio standard. This is a quota system that guarantees renewable energy preference over other forms of energy. California requires 20% of electricity to be from renewable sources and that is supposed to increase to 33% by 2020. By forcing a rapid expansion of renewable electricity, the producers, mainly solar and wind generators, are in a position to charge exorbitant prices for the electricity. Just how exorbitant the prices are is kept carefully secret so that the public cannot discover the magnitude of the rip off.   Continue reading here…..

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2 Comments on “Green Energy RipOff — The Ontario Liberals Guide to Stealing Billions”

  1. sandcanyongal April 19, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

    I’ve never figured out what liberal means, considering that all politicians are smitten with wasting taxpayer dollars of experimental energy sources. The money spent of this garbage could be spent on researach and development of hydrogen power.

  2. sandcanyongal April 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    Sorry for not spell checking before hitting the post button. Geeze.

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