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Wynne Says High Electricity Prices are “her mistake”, but she’s gonna still go ahead with the carbon tax.

The Canadian Press (National Post) — November 19, 2016 OTTAWA — Premier Kathleen Wynne is calling high electricity prices her “mistake.” In a speech to party faithful at the Ontario Liberal annual general meeting today in Ottawa, Wynne says she takes responsibility “for not paying close enough attention to some of the daily stresses in […]

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Germans Feel the Burden of Its Shift to Renewable Energy

(Take note of which countries make up 2 of the top 3 in terms of electricity prices in Europe.  The ones most heavily into wind. Coincidence??? — DQ) Stratfor Enterprises — February 5, 2015   Germany is experiencing deflation for the first time since 2009. Though other factors have certainly contributed to the economic decline, […]

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Energy Prices Should Be Big Ontario Election Issue

Ellen Roseman — Toronto Star — June 10, 2014 Rising energy prices – up about five per cent this year – are squeezing consumers’ budgets, according to a recent Scotiabank report. The typical household spends $5,000 a year on energy, including gasoline, fuel oil, natural gas, electricity and water. All (except natural gas) have far […]

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Wind Industry Study: Electricity Prices Skyrocketing In Largest Wind Power States (Just like in Ontario)

James Taylor — Forbes — February 27, 2014 A newly published paper by the American Wind Energy Association illustrates that electricity prices are rising more than four times the national average in nine of the 11 states with the most wind power consumption. In Texas, the only one of the 11 states with significantly declining electricity prices, […]

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Ontario Liberals are rabid dogs when it comes to wind turbines. Where are all of the environmentalists?

We have a surplus of energy and regularly pay the States to take our excess power off our hands, yet these no-brain Liberals are continuing to approve hundreds of more wind turbines to be built.  Where are all of the environmental advocates???  Where are all of the eco-nuts??? Why aren’t they howling about the destruction and […]

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Eating or heating: the stark choice for many Brits as energy prices soar

Die Weldt — December 16, 2013 In the UK thousands are struggling with rising energy costs. After last winter’s record number of deaths from cold weather, pressure is mounting on the government to force energy companies to help the most vulnerable. An estimated 31,000 people died from the effects of cold weather last winter, many […]

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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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As cost pressures mount, Ontario’s wholesale power prices set to soar

Shawn McCarthy — Globe and Mail — January 30, 2013 Electricity consumers in Ontario face the prospect of soaring prices in the coming decade, a trend that would put additional cost pressure on power-hungry industrial users. The cost pressures are rising at the province completes the closing of its coal-fired plants while its nuclear fleet […]

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California’s Energy Mess

The Press Enterprise — December 5, 2012 California should already know the dangers of pushing blindly ahead on poorly understood energy policies. The governor needs to order a comprehensive cost analysis of state renewable energy goals. And state officials need to combine the various, disjointed clean energy efforts into an organized — and realistic — […]

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Green Zombie

Tom Adams — Special to Financial Post — October 31, 2012 56,000 documents reveal Ontario’s energy disaster After Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty started handing out billions, green carpetbaggers around the world smelled the money and came running. Over the course of his nine years as premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty’s electricity policies gradually transformed from […]

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