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How Ontario’s pursuit of renewable energy broke the province’s electricity system

Terence Corcoran — Financial Post — October 6, 2016 Back in 2010, deep green environmentalist Rick Smith, then head of Environmental Defence Canada, hailed Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act regime as a cost-free operation that would catapult the province into the big leagues of renewable energy. Through fat subsidies and high prices offered […]

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Hudak will end wind and solar fiasco

Editorial — Toronto Sun — May 13, 2014 It’s amazing only one leader in the Ontario election campaign — the Progressive Conservative’s Tim Hudak — has promised to end the subsidization of inefficient, unreliable and expensive wind and solar power. This is an obvious way to save taxpayers and hydro ratepayers billions of dollars in […]

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From Texas To Alaska — Another Wind Turbine Fiasco that Will Cost Millions

Wind turbine nightmare at remote Alaska refuge may cost millions Craig Medred — Alaska Dispatch — April 7, 2014 The bird-friendly wind turbines that were to power the offices of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in far Western Alaska are in a pile on the ground on the Alaska Peninsula. And more than 600 miles […]

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Ontario’s green fiasco is a lesson to us all

Graham Hicks — QMI Agency — January 18, 2014 Ontario is reeling. The “Ontario Green Energy Program,” introduced four years ago by then-Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government, has proved to be an utter disaster. A public inquiry has brought to light the sheer size of this white elephant. The consequence of going all-out green […]

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Oakville’s Power Plant Fiasco Is a Lesson in Policy

Kenneth P. Green (Fraser Institute Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies) — Huffington Post — November 1, 2013 Back in 2005, the Fraser Institute published a policy study examining the Ontario government’s decision to shut down coal-fired power generation in the province. We observed that while the environmental benefits of such a move would be meagre, the costs would […]

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Wynne’s Green Power Blues

Hat Tip to Wind Concerns Ontario Lorrie Goldstein — Toronto Sun — July 20, 2013 Considering the albatross it has become around their necks, Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals must be wondering exactly when their green energy program turned into a political disaster. No doubt they long for the good old days — specifically, […]

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James Delinpole — Worse is better

The Telegraph — March 24, 2013 My original headline for this piece was I. BLOODY. TOLD. YOU. SO! but I’ll save that for another occasion. All I wanted to note, really, was that these last few days the argument appears to have been going very much my way. I’m thinking of Charles Moore in the […]

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Open letter to Dalton McGuinty

Mr. McGuinty. Can you please tell us if you are aware of the vast amount of people that live in rural Ontario, on land not deemed ideal for farming. They live on pockets of this beautiful province that enables them to appreciate the natural beauty, enables them to conserve natural habitat for wild life and […]

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Financial Times Deutschland Talks Openly about “Germany’s Dirty Wind Energy secret”

P. Gosselin — NoTricksZone — August 18, 2012 Horst von Buttlar writes at the online Financial Times Deutschland a piece called: Wind Energy: The Dirty Secret of the Energy Transformation. In the aftermath of Fukushima and Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, Germany rushed madly, in a state of collective hysteria, to alternative energies, ignoring all warnings that it would cost […]

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Ontario wind turbines — An inefficient, unreliable energy fiasco

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“Very Strong” renewable sector? No, a costly bust: Vic Fedeli

August 3, 2012 “The solar inverter plant in Toronto hasn’t opened… Samsung hasn’t signed a deal for its module plant in London… the blade plant in Tillsonburg was supposed to employ 300 people but there are fewer than 35 people at work there… While the (wind tower company) has been open since March of 2011, […]

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The truth about Germany and the ‘clean energy economy’

Washington Examiner — June 10, 2012 President Obama recently came under fire for referring to “Polish death camps” in a prepared speech, reflecting a certain lack of awareness of matters European. This episode reminded us of something else, of greater concern to U.S. voters: Obama’s speechwriters appear to also be unaware that the German media […]

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Germany Stalled on the Expressway to a Green Future

Installing more solar panels and wind turbines won’t be enough to help Germany reach its energy goals. What’s more, legislation promoting solar and wind energy are forcing needed power plants to become unprofitable and shut down. Matthias Machnig, the economics minister of the eastern state of Thuringia, compares the “biggest infrastructure project of the postwar […]

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Green energy jig is up

Dave Griffiths — Letter to the Editor / London Free Press – May 10, 2012 To all Ontario politicians supporting the Green Energy Act: The whole world is experiencing this debauched wind turbine, green energy fiasco. We in rural Ontario are not NIMBYS . We do have common sense whether you believe it or not. […]

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Will Dalton Blow Himself Away?

The Toronto Sun has McGuinty’s Greed Energy Act in its sights and is blasting him with full cannon shot over this erroneously named ‘green’ alternative energy source. The pressure is heating up on all sides of Dalton, but none of us are foolish enough to believe or even think that he’s going to reverse his […]

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