Hydro Rates, Birds, Setbacks

Ontario power rates have never been higher and yet power never this cheap to generate:  The more the wind blows, the bigger the losses and the higher the hit to consumers.

Study asks for 18km setback from lakes (rivers?) My, what and idea… a long time coming!!!

Ministry does not have to collect carcasses after three years. Dereliction of duty, or what!?

Ontario Government…

…wants to steal your money and kill provincial flora and fauna:

Hidden Hydro Charge, an Adjustment Charge that adjusts your bill upwards, “So for every $100 in usage that appears on your electricity bill, $77 of that is the Global Adjustment fee. Meaning the cost of electricity use is only $23.”
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Eagle’s Nest Disappears: The nest, which was located between Conrad, Wellsburg and Eldora on 280thStreet,would have taken between eight and 10 turbines out of the plans for the proposed 90 megawatt Ivester Wind Farm…”

But, God save the Industrial Wynne Turbines at all cost!

You Think It’s Bad Now…

It’s going to get much worse, writes former Federal Cabinet minister, Joe Oliver:
“What explains the Ontario Liberal government’s $7 billion Climate Change Action Plan, which will infringe on people’s freedom, impose debilitating costs, set impossible targets and fail to produce meaningful reductions in GHG emissions? The only answer can be ideological fervour, divorced from economic or practical reality.” …
“This is not hyperbole. Bonnie Lysyk, the provincial auditor general, has set out the crushing burden of the government’s catastrophic blunders to date: $37 billion wasted on electricity above market price during the past eight years ($2,700 for each Ontario man, woman and child) with a further $132 billion to be racked up by 2032. Clearly, we are a peaceable kingdom, otherwise, a mob of outraged citizens would have by now gathered at Queen’s Park with pitchforks, demanding the immediate resignation of their failed nanny-state government.”

No surprises here. “But in Ontario, tens of billions of dollars wasted on partisan skulduggery and ideological obsessions barely register on the political radar.”

The Wynne-lose ideological franchise is a shocker: “Regardless, it is now going to get even worse. According to reports detailing the leaked climate plan, the premier praises it as “a transformation of how we look at our planet … that will forever change how we live, work, play and move.” This sounds like the boldest attempt to re-engineer society since Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Ironically, that revolution’s 50-year anniversary was greeted by official silence in China the same week as the climate leak.”  

A plan worthy of Chairman McGuinty!!!

Homes heated by electricity and geo-thermal (which can’t heat to more than 20 degrees without electric backup heaters), then all buildings eventually heated the same way (an impossible task), a ban on natural gas (since denied), new vehicles electric or hybrid, gasoline engines will be rationed, cap and trade (you can’t pollute but you can trade credits for a licence to do so). The Federal NDP lept into absurdity with it’s new Leap policy, Wynne-lose wants to outdo them and leap beyond the future into the Void..

High taxes, rampant over-regulation, punishing power prices are killing and have killed much of the Ontario economy, health care is dying a slow death. Cui bono? Liberal Party hacks and backers, anybody who buys the climate change, the world is warming baloney. AND, as the Wynne Turbines have already proved: “The beneficiaries of our misfortune are Americans who buy our energy below cost and attract job-creating investments chased from Ontario.”

Ontario Green Energy Policies and Legislation are unconscionable and unconstitutional, why is there no Constitutional Reference case before the courts?

EDIT: There is a Reference regarding Prince Edward County proceeding slowly through the courts. See Comment below by Garth Manning.

WCO on Mandatory Support

Municipal Support must be manadatory for wind power contract bids! says Wind Concerns Ontario in its latest media release: Wind Concerns Ontario submitted a series of recommendations to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as part of the “engagement” process on the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) process on May 3rd.

In its letter to the IESO, WCO stated unequivocally, The key issue is: neither the government nor participants in the procurement process have listened to valid community concerns or displayed any learning from problems created by the existing projects. Most people in rural Ontario seem to know more about the impact of wind turbines (economic, environmental, societal) than the people proposing projects, who continue to use outdated and limited information to support their proposals. Far from streamlining the process, the Green Energy and Economy Act has created a confrontational environment. Based on local activities such as municipal resolutions, public demonstrations and media stories, it is clear this situation is not going to change until provincial government agencies deal seriously with the problems that have been created by wind turbine projects to date.

Highlights of WCO Recommendations:
Qualification of bidders
Failure to deliver past projects on time should result in disqualification of bidders
Community engagement
“Engagement” should not be confused with “support”
Site considerations
IESO needs to do an independent technical review of proponent submissions
Municipal support
Full documentation should be provided to municipalities prior to bid submission…
Again, a resolution of support from a municipality must be a mandatory requirement for a bid in the RFP process

WRITE YOUR MPPs and the PREMIER in support of WCO, and demand compliance!

Brant County Being Set Up

Brant County is being set up for Scam and the Green Lie!  Samsung wants to talk the County into a partnership.

Brant to Get the Green Wash (Michael-Allan Marion, reporting)

Here’s some links to info on Samsung and their particular brand of service ot the community”:
WCO
OWR.

BRANT, beware, you are being conned to join in the Wynne-lose game that costs taxpayers billions and keeps power rates in Ontario at an unprecedented high!
Samsung is selling Green Illusions and peddling the Green Lie! EASY to do, of course, when the provincial government is paying you to do it!!!

Samsung gets to keep the profits provided by Ontario Taxpayers (Green Energy does NOT, cannot make money, so the profits are provided), AND Ontario sells off Green generated power at less than the cost of production to jurisdictions outside of Ontario and Canada. It’s BUDGETING, the Ontario way!

Wynne Turbine Carnage Continues

Health Officer [Dr. Janice Owens]  Dismissed:
One of the health unit’s initiatives since her appointment has been a study of the possible health effects of wind farms in Huron County, which has some of the largest turbine installations in the province.
Hessel [Mayor} said Owen’s departure was unrelated to the wind farm issue and that work would be carried on by health unit staff.

BTW, the last HO was also dismissed…  Is the Mayor on the take?  Oh, sure, not related! In a pig’s patootie!

“The color of sleaze is no longer black, rather it is green.”

German magazine, Der Spiegel, has turned a spotlight onto Germany’s “Green Sleaze”, the Wind Industry’s corruption of the environmental movement and local politicians:

“Enoch zu Guttenberg, one of Germany’s most prolific environmentalists has become an outspoken critic of wind energy in Germany, and believes children in the future will be able to see Germany’s idyllic landscape only in paintings as developers clear hill-top forests to make way for skyscraper-size industrial wind turbines.” by Pierre L. Gosselin.

“The environmental movement has become so disunified, Spiegel writes, that once diehard nuclear energy opponents have now switched to protesting wind turbines, as many planning boards ignore concerns of the citizens and attempt to steamroll projects through against the public will.”

Sound familiar, the attempt to steamroll projects through against the will of the people? Just like the Wynne Industry’s Green Sleaze?
“This is how it works at many communities, Spiegel describes. Often the nearby residents and citizens pay heftily through lost property values, health issues from infrasound, and high electricity prices. Invariably only very few benefit at all.”

So, Ontario is not unique: it has also Green Sleaze, and Gas Sleaze, Political Fund raising Sleaze, Climate Change and Carbon Tax Sleaze, and a GTA that will vote the “Sleazers” back in.

 

Multi-Billion Dollar Boondoggle

“Queen’s Park is betting heavily that conservation programs will provide an effective and low-cost means of managing power needs in the coming decades,” they write. “Unfortunately, Ontario energy plans rely on unsubstantiated and overly-optimistic claims. We closely examine(d) the analyses behind the province’s ‘Conservation First’ plans, and find either an absence of credible data, or overly-optimistic numbers based on methodologies known to be unreliable.”, Toronto Sun, Lorrie Goldstein column.

The authors of this observation are Tom Adams and Ross McKitrick, in their report, “Demand Side Mismanagement: How Conservation Became Waste”, wherein they also say the Government’s official propaganda about spending billions to save billions more, when challenged, met with this answer: “The government replied “external financial audits were not performed on these programs,” and the rest of the information given was too vague to assess the government’s claims.”

Industrial Wynne Turbines are a wonder to behold, a boon to the province and a comfort to consumers.  The wasted billions will go down in history as a testament to the Wynne-lose Government’s “competence.”

What Else Is New?

Ontario Signs Up for More Expensive Power, expensive and unreliable power, writes Tom Admas in the FP:
“But rather than heed […] warnings, the government barges on. Under the current version of the FIT program, the government will buy wind power from small projects at a 50 per cent premium over the competitive wind price, and solar power at a 30 to 90 per cent premium over competitive solar prices. Other bonuses available to FIT producers allow them to add even higher charges to the bill by, for instance, finding First Nations to accept ownership positions with their projects.”

It gets worse: you are paid for power you produce (it goes without saying, unneeded power) AND then paid for power you could have produced if the Grid hadn’t been overloaded:
“New wind and solar contract holders will likely be paid not only for how much power they actually generate, but for a significant portion of their “deemed generation” — that is, what they didn’t produce but might have had the grid been able to accept all of their production, but instead ended up “curtailed” because the grid was oversupplied.”

And WORSE: “Not only are Ontario ratepayers burdened with payments to generators to not generate, but as the auditor general [wat dat?] has pointed out, our losses on exporting surplus power keep growing. Net exports in 2014 equalled 10 per cent of Ontario usage — well over half of Toronto’s total usage, sold to the U.S. at a fraction of the price that actual Torontonians paid. In 2015, net exports hit 12 per cent of Ontario’s usage.”

Then, there will be the Carbon Tax yet to come, all invented as get-rich-quick schemes through the boondoggle of global warming and climate change for developers of so-called alternative energy (there is no alternative, it’s being shoved down your throat). Alternative to what? Alternative to cost-effective and proven power generation like Hydro, Nuclear, and, yes, even, Coal. Oh, forgot to mention, CO2 is a living-giving gas…