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Pictures from today’s FIT protest in Toronto

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European Institute for Climate and Energy Warns Germany’s Feed-In Act “Will Lead Country to Economic Ruin”

Great article from No Tricks Zone!!! P. Gosselin — February 19, 2013 Countries considering implementing green energy feed-in schemes may want to look at what is going on in Germany. Few countries have moved as aggressively as Germany in promoting renewable energy. Some tout the German system as a model for the rest of the […]

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Brantford being encouraged to suck up the FIT subsidies

Advocates hold meetings on energy co-operative Michael-Allan Marion — Brantford Expositor — November 16, 2012 PARIS – Green advocates are trying to spark public interest in establishing a co-operative to produce and market renewable energy. The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association is partnering with Brant Renewable Energy to establish the green co-op with a series of […]

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Ontario teaches world how not to run a FIT program

Tyler Hamilton — Toronto Star — October 5, 2012 The opening of a smart grid research and development centre in Markham on Tuesday was good news for the Dalton McGuinty government. It’s never a bad thing when a global industrial titan such as General Electric decides to make an Ontario municipality the epicentre of its […]

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Ontario’s Power Trip: Happy FIT day — Wind and Solar now cost $4 billion a year

Parker Gallant — Financial Post — September 20, 2012 Wind and solar now cost $4-billion a year Pop the champagne, Ontario. September is the third anniversary of one of the most expensive and least useful experiments in top-down central planning in the province’s history. Three years ago, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) released the original […]

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(ON) Challenge to Changes in the Feed-in Tariff Program Dismissed by Divisional Court

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP — JDSupra — September 12, 2012 Introduction In its recent decision in SkyPower CL I LP et al v Minister of Energy issued on September 10, 2012,1 the Divisional Court dismissed the Applicants’ assertions that the Minister of Energy and the Ontario Power Authority (the OPA) had acted unreasonably in failing to process […]

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The expensive failure of green energy

Gwyn Morgan — Kitchener Waterloo Record — May 4, 2012 A recent study, conducted by respected energy economist Gerry Angevine for the Fraser Institute, found that Ontario residents will pay an average of $285 million more for electricity each year for the next 20 years as a result of subsidies to renewable energy companies. By […]

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Blame for hydro rates lies in one place

North Bay Nugget — April 20, 2012 No one has done more to inflate your hydro bill than Dalton McGuinty, PC Energy Critic and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli said today.  With the Ontario Energy Board’s recent price announcement, residential electricity prices have now officially doubled since 2003, from 4.3 cents per kilowatt hour to 8.8 […]

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No respect for taxpayers in the budget

Todd Smith, MPP Hastings-Prince Edward — The Intelligencer — April 16, 2012 In Ontario, right now, we’re looking at a budget that is bad for taxpayers, bad for business and bad for the province. Like most things Dalton McGuinty has said since becoming premier, what was said about the budget to The Intelligencer on Friday […]

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Clean Wind Energy — STOP Handout to CAW members

The following is the pamphlet handed out to members of the CAW in attendance at the council meeting held this weekend in Port Elgin at the CAW Family Education Centre. CAW propaganda:   The CAW wind turbine is a pollution free form of renewable energy generation.                                        Fact:  For every KW of wind power generated, an equal […]

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Don Quixotes video of the FIT protest in Toronto — April 3, 2012

Some people (on various comment threads today) have been saying that there was only 100 to 200 people at the FIT protest in Toronto yesterday.  Of course, they weren’t even there, but they got that number from “friends who work in Toronto and saw the crowd”. Well, WE know that’s a gross underestimate.  The police […]

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McGuinty’s wind-energy woes grow with anti-turbine protest and $1B lawsuit

Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press / Winnipeg Free Press — April 3, 2012 TORONTO – The wind woes of the minority Liberals seemed far from dying down Tuesday as anti-turbine protesters upped the pressure in Toronto and the government was hit with a new lawsuit. A few hundred protesters — with signs decrying the health, […]

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Energy Critic MPP Vic Fedeli at the FIT protest in Toronto — April 3, 2012

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CBC — Wind power opponents protest in Toronto

The Canadian Press  — Apr  3, 2012  2:35 PM Protesters from rural communities across Ontario gathered in Toronto today to tell cities they need to join their fight against wind farms. A few hundred protesters — with signs decrying the health, financial and community impact of industrial wind power — also called for the ouster of […]

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McGuinty closing Thistletown mental health to waste $1.1 billion on wind

From Crux of the Matter — April 3, 2012 When it comes to government priorities, actions speak louder than words. The Dalton McGuinty Liberal government says they care about the most vulnerable in our society. Yet, while they are willing to  spend $1.1 billion dollars a year on the Ontario FIT (Feed-in-Tariff) program and other […]

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