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The untold Ontario green-energy scandal is that it’s devastating our rural areas

Garth Manning, Financial Post — November 2, 2016 The biggest unreported story in the Ontario media, despite all its talented investigative journalists, is the destruction of rural Ontario by massive wind “farms” and solar projects. Wind turbines are not “farms” but sophisticated industrial machines, each taller than Toronto’s Royal York Hotel or the Ottawa Peace […]

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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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Too much of a good thing — how Ontario’s Liberals bungled the green energy file

Jon W. Kieran — National Post — September 2, 2016 Ontario set an all-time peak electricity demand of 27,005 megawatts (MW) 10 years ago this summer. At the time, rising demand and plans to retire its coal-fired power plants dominated provincial energy policy. What followed was optimism for a new energy policy, focused on the […]

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UK: Green Energy Subsidies Spiralling Out Of Control

Tim Ross, Senior Political Correspondent — The Telegraph — July 4, 2015 Customers face paying £1.5billion more through their bills to subsidise wind farms, solar panels and biomas plants The cost of subsidising new wind farms is spiralling out of control, government sources have privately warned. Officials admitted that so-called “green” energy schemes will require […]

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Germany’s Green Power Program Brutally Crushes the Poor (Ontario Follows Suit)

Wind and solar power just don’t do the job Robert Zurin — National Review — May 13, 2015 On May 7, Tom Friedman published an op-ed in the New York Times filled with praise for Germany’s green-power program. “What the Germans have done in converting almost 30 percent of their electric grid to solar and […]

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U.S. — The Rapid and Expensive Demise of the Green Energy Fad

Stephen Moore — Daily Signal — May 9, 2015 The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid […]

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Wynne’s green scheme could deal massive blow to Ontario and Canada (What else is new?)

Gwyn Morgan — Globe and Mail — May 3, 2015 Last month’s announcement by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne that her province would link up with the existing Quebec and California carbon dioxide cap-and-trade systems prompted an editorial in this newspaper headlined, “Is this Green Energy Act Round Two?” Ontario’s Green Energy Act offered so-called “feed-in […]

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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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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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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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Ontario’s Green Success

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Germany’s Green Energy Policies Making Electricity a “Luxury” — Welcome to Ontario’s Future

Thomas Lifson — American Thinker — September 15, 2014 The German weekly magazine Der Spiegel is not exactly known as a conservative outfit.  But Germany’s green energy policies have proven so disastrous that the magazine is writing that electricity is becoming a luxury good, owing to the vast expense and inefficiency of the wind, solar, […]

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Germany’s Flagship Green Energy Policy “In Tatters”

“Despite the massive expansion of renewable energies, achieving the key objectives of the energy revolution in Germany by 2020 is no longer realistic” says the report. Justin Huggler — The Telegraph — September 2, 2014 Germany’s flagship green energy policy is in tatters, according to a new report by the consultancy firm McKinsey which says […]

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Yet another example of the “green energy” scam

Socialistic money laundering to transfer wealth to a select few Beaufort Observer — August 10, 2014 Global warming, a.k.a. climate change, is the vehicle for the transfer of wealth. The fundamental characteristic of the global warming progeny is that green energy, green vehicles, green this and green that is that none of these “developments” is […]

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UK: Green Energy Cost Hits Record High as Expensive Turbines Built at Sea

Annual bill for consumers to subsidise renewable technologies has soared to more than £2.5bn as more plants are built and the cost for each unit of electricity rises Emily Gosden — The Telegraph — June 28, 2014 The cost of generating green electricity has hit a record high as subsidies are handed to expensive offshore […]

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