Tag Archives: Green Energy Act

Power plant cancellations: Green Energy Act looms behind gas plant mess

The Green Energy Act stripped Ontarians of their right to appeal decisions on locating energy facilities. Andy Frame — Toronto Star — May 10, 2013 Former premier Dalton McGuinty told a legislative committee this week that “there was a faulty selection process for gas plant sites and they were wrongly located and had to be shut […]

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Windy Wynne

Letter to the Editor — Shoreline Beacon — May 7, 2013 Editor: The new leader, Kathleen  Wynne and the party she now rules have reached another low.  She’s quoted as saying, “The work that we’re doing on cleaning the air in Ontario is of immeasurable benefit to people who have respiratory diseases, respiratory challenges, kids […]

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Green Energy Act: Ontario government still sees no evil

Ross R. McKitrick and Kenneth P. Green — Toronto Sun — April 27, 2013 Earlier this month the Fraser Institute published a report sharply critical of one of the flagship policies of the Ontario government, the Green Energy Act (GEA). We found the Act is costing Ontario over $5 billion annually but yields negligible environmental […]

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Trying to fathom green energy initiative

Letter to the Editor — Belleville EMC — April 2013 When you think of the consequences, you have to seriously ponder whether the provincial government’s Green Energy Act was really an intended conspiracy that had more to do with the redistribution of wealth than an environmental initiative. The question surfaces because of the upsurge in […]

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Ontario’s Green Energy Act causing energy prices to soar; plan now 10 times costlier than alternative that would have yielded the same environmental benefits

 Wind Generation is Particularly Wasteful Kenneth Green, Ross McKittrick — Fraser Institute — April 11, 2013 TORONTO, ON—Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA) will soon put the province at or near the top of North American electricity costs, with serious consequences for the province’s economic growth and competitiveness, concludes a new report from the Fraser Institute, […]

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Ontario paying a high price for Green Energy Act

Scott Stinson — National Post — April 11, 2013 The handy thing about the Ontario Liberals’ spectacular mishandling of the energy file, as an example of poor governance, is that there is really something for everyone. A shameless political decision that came with a significant cost to the treasury? Hello, gas-plant cancellations. A deliberate attempt […]

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Green Energy Act: An expensive gravy train

Radhika Panjwani — The Brampton Guardian — March 7, 2013 This is the second  and final part of a feature exploring the reasons how government policies have made embracing green initiatives an expensive proposition for homeowners. Hydro One Brampton reports electricity consumption in Brampton has declined in the last five years primarily because of savvy […]

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Ontario resident is urging Auditor General to investigate the Green Energy Act and asks others to do the same

Valerie MacDonald — Northumberland Today — February 13, 2013  The Ontario government’s 20-year contracts for wind and solar power under the Ontario Green Energy Act will cost Ontarians $58 billion more than it should for green power, says Hamilton Township resident Stuart Henry, a retired security chief administrative officer. This will add $600 to the […]

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Volunteers wanted to save the Green Energy Act!

Found this on Kijiji.  I’m sure this ad has been placed in newspapers all over T.O.   Interesting again, that people who are not directly affected by these things are the ones who want to keep forcing this agenda on rural Ontario.  If they were out campaigning the candidates to get 500-foot tall industrial wind turbines […]

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No vote in marathon West Lincoln wind debate

Dan Dakin — St. Catharines Standard — January 15, 2013 WEST LINCOLN – A West Lincoln planning committee meeting turned into a marathon debate that was both heated and at times comical Monday night. More than 500 people wearing bright red and bright green shirts packed South Lincoln High School to show their opposition or […]

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Ontario Tories call for halt to wind turbines after government documents released

John Miner — Sun News — January 9, 2013 LONDON, Ont. – Ontario’s Tories have intensified demands for a halt to wind farms after the release of government documents that show bureaucrats repeatedly raised concerns about noise from turbines. “I think the taxpayers of Ontario deserve to know to the truth,” MPP Lisa Thompson said […]

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MPP Lisa Thompson’s letter to Jim Bradley (MoE)

Liberals should acknowledge green energy strategy is collapsing Jan. 9, 2013 The Honourable James Bradley Minister of the Environment Ferguson Block, 11th Floor 77 Wellesley St W Toronto ON M7A 2T5 OPEN LETTER Dear Minister Bradley: I am writing to you today to express my growing apprehension over the revelations arising from recent Freedom of Information releases. […]

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Ontario Liberal leadership candidates speak about the GEA

Thanks to Central Bruce Wind Action. Antonella Artuso — Toronto Sun — January 6, 2013 Ontario’s Liberal leadership candidates have a lot of ground to make up with the province’s small town and rural communities if they ever hope to lead a majority government again. The list of complaints is long — Local Health Integration […]

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Ontario Liberals continue to prove that the Green Energy Act is a misguided policy

Scott Stinson — National Post — December 13, 2012 Last Tuesday, the office of Chris Bentley, the Ontario Minister of Energy, announced that the Minister would the following day announce an update on a program that would allow industrial businesses to buy electricity at discounted rates if they were adding jobs to the province. The […]

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McGuinty Liberals’ dream of renewable energy has not come to pass

Scott Stinson — National Post — November 4, 2012 The absolute best face that the Ontario Liberals can put on the decisions to cancel gas-fired power plants in Oakville and Mississauga, at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars to taxpayers, is that the government was “responding to local concerns.” That is indeed one […]

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