Ontario, The Have Nuts For Brains Province

The reigning government of Ontario loves to give away its wealth and it assets.

It sells off scam-produced Greed Energy at a loss, and it’s preparing to give away its power company, Hydro One. It gives away its tax revenues willy-nilly in pursuit of bad policy, like subsides for Greed Energy to feed greedy developers who are the friends of the ruling Party.

To prove it has nuts for brains, and nuts in charge of the brain trust, it also gives away the same revenues in the in order to preserve its penchant for bad policy, such as the huge power rate increases that have closed down a lot of industrial Ontario.

Once more into the breach, money thrown away to feed off-shore economies at the expense of the local! This time $40 million to a Chilean company in preference to an Ontario company in the same business, and, just as bad, it’s not even going to a Canadian company in another province where there is industry that does the same work.  AND, there’s a company in St. Catharines, Ontario, that can do the job, too!

When you read the governments rationalization for the decision to send its work off-shore, it does not even make sense. Maybe somebody in the Ontario government or close to it holds shares in the offshore company, probably, because there is no rhyme nor reason to this decision, except to penalize the company in Wheatley, Ontario: “…the two-year project would have provided 300-person years of employment, creating 75 direct jobs and more than 50 indirect jobs.”

Wheatley builder left high and dry after $40-million contract awarded to Chilean company, that’s the headline. No way would the Government of Chile do the same to one of its industries.  Worse, the end-product has to be delivered by water down the PACIFIC COAST, THROUGH THE STRAITS OF MAGELLAN UP THE EAST COAST, and down the St. Lawrence, through Lakes Ontario and Erie.  That’s an expensive trip!  But the GO does not save money, it wastes it, like water, obviously.

The government is in the business of killing jobs. Only in pitiful Ontario!!!

Are the Wynne-lose Liberals Destroying Evidence…

Globe and Mail, Richard Blackwell
An offshore wind farm developer that is in the midst of a lawsuit against the province of Ontario is now accusing the Liberal government of destroying documents related to its case.

Trillium spent years and millions of dollars developing plans for an offshore wind farm in Lake Ontario near Kingston, but it had the rug pulled out from under it in February, 2011, when the province said it would not consider any offshore development until more scientific studies were done. The decision came the same day Trillium was to sign a large financing deal.

However, in 2013 the Ontario Court of Appeal said the company could go ahead with one specific allegation, that the government’s decision amounted to “malfeasance in public office.”

Among Trillium’s evidence for the destruction of documents, its court filing says, is that some of the communications the company had with the government are “nowhere to be found in the [government’s] documentary productions.”

DOES ANY OF THIS really surprise you?  You can win and lose with the Ontario government in the Green Energy scam.

Important BLOG

From Scotland, Wind Farm Action, a site where the posts are informative and eye-opening. Worth your visit.

Quote of the Decade
“The trouble with wind farms is that they have a very large spatial footprint for a piddling little bit of electricity. You would need 800 turbines to produce the output of a coal-fired power station.”
Sir Martin Holgate, Chief Scientist at the Department of the Environment of the British Government – October 2004

Einstein on Consensus in Science
As Einstein once said,”It does not take a hundred scientists to prove me right (a consensus?). It only takes one to prove me wrong”

The Green Weenie Raises Hydro …

..courtesy of the Government of Ontario fearless leader, the Green Weenie.
WCO and Parker Gallant report Hydro has doubled 2009 costs.

Here’s a chart borrowed from the above link:
INCREASED ONTARIO POWER COSTS 2009-2015

Kilowatts consumed per: OFF-peak costs per:
Hour Month Year 2009/mo 2009/yr 2015/mo 2015/yr

Dryer 2 KWh 90kWh 1080kWh $3.78 $45.36 $7.20 $86.40

Washer 1 kWH 30kWh 360kWh $1.26 $15.12 $2.40 $28.80

Stove 1.5kWh 45kWh 540kWh $1.89 $22.68 $3.60 $43.20

Oven 2kWh 60kWh 720kWh $2.52 $30.24 $4.80 $57.60

TOTAL COST OFF-PEAK USE $113.40 $216.00

Increase in power cost 2009-2015 for off-peak use is $102.60 per year

The Easter Bunny is Green

What the Easter Bunny Brought to Ontario’s neighbours (WindConcernsOntario):
[quote] Over Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the weekend of April 3, 2015, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) reported we exported 250,500 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity to our friends and neighbours, but they gave us only $6.21 per/MWh for power that cost us at least $90 per/MWh to produce.

And then the inevitable rhetorical question: [quote] So, why are we all told to conserve more?
$36 million in losses
In those three days, Ontario’s electricity customers paid for all this and saw no benefit. Yet we are obligated to pick up almost $36 million in losses. Doing this every day would results in annual costs of $3 billion, with no benefit! ©Parker Gallant,

The Easter Bunny is a Liberal!!!

Aliens Made Me Do It

Three brilliant essays by Michael Crichton: Aliens cause Global Warming, Environmentalism as Religion, The Case for Skepticism on Global Warming [re-blogged from Quixotes Last Stand].

[quote] Cast your minds back to 1960. …And in Green Bank, West Virginia at the new National Radio Astronomy Observatory, a young astrophysicist named Frank Drake runs a two week project called Ozma, to search for extraterrestrial signals. A signal is received, to great excitement. It turns out to be false, but the excitement remains. In 1960, Drake organizes the first SETI conference, and came up with the now-famous Drake equation:

None of the variables in the equation was known, knowable or testable: they were guesses, and it took faith to believe in SETI (belief in something for which there is no proof). Then in the 1970’s came the Carl Sagan fiction about Nuclear Winter. an untestable and unprovable theory from which issued another equation with unknown, unknowable and untestable variables:
[quote] Sagan appeared on the Johnny Carson show 40 times. … Following the conference [on consequences of the Winter], there were press conferences, meetings with congressmen, and so on. The formal papers in Science came months later.

He and his followers were selling a product; they were not doing science: What we are doing here, however, is presenting a consensus of a very large group of scientists…” And consensus is the business of politics:
[quote] Finally, I would remind you to notice where the claim of consensus is invoked. Consensus is invoked only in situations where the science is not solid enough. Nobody says the consensus of scientists agrees that E=mc2. Nobody says the consensus is that the sun is 93 million miles away. It would never occur to anyone to speak that way.

[quote] What, then, can we say were the lessons of Nuclear Winter? I believe the lesson was that with a catchy name, a strong policy position and an aggressive media campaign, nobody will dare to criticize the science, and in short order, a terminally weak thesis will be established as fact. After that, any criticism becomes beside the point. The war is already over without a shot being fired. That was the lesson, and we had a textbook application soon afterward, with second hand smoke.

And now, Global Warming:
[quote] Nobody believes a weather prediction twelve hours ahead. Now we’re asked to believe a prediction that goes out 100 years into the future? And make financial investments based on that prediction? Has everybody lost their minds?
Well, the UN IPCC thinks so after there facts were changed:
[quote] The 1995 IPCC draft report said, “Any claims of positive detection of significant climate change are likely to remain controversial until uncertainties in the total natural variability of the climate system are reduced.” It also said, “No study to date has positively attributed all or part of observed climate changes to anthropogenic causes.” Those statements were removed, and in their place appeared: “The balance of evidence suggests a discernable human influence on climate.”

Ipso facto, Aliens cause Global Warming!
And Green Energy is “consensus science”, which is to say politics wrapped in the religion of Green, an Ontario speciality.
Read the other two essays, you’ll be edified.

Important Website(s)

WIND VICTIMS ONTARIO is a very important website for information on the adverse effects of Industrial Wind Turbines.

Go here for the latest video testimony: Latest testimony, especially poignant is Nikki’s video testimony: spent $100,000 on her house in Chatham-Kent adding insulation to block out NOISE; property taxes doubled as a result and the house is unsellable.

As a result, Nikki, started her own blog, My Next Door Neighbour is a Wind Turbine. The sites are well worth your visit.

INFRASOUND: NASA Knew Along

Stop These Things brings us news about the depth and breadth of the three decades of wind industry conspiracy to cover up the truth about IWTs and Infrasound (aided and abetted by the Ontario Government these latter years).

[quote] Starting in the early 1980s, a decade’s worth of research was undertaken by NASA into a series of large wind turbines (then being developed by NASA), which included a stellar cast of physicists, meteorologists, geophysicists, seismologists, engineers (both mechanical and acoustic), and psycho-acousticians. Part of that research involved a multidisciplinary effort to identify the causes of complaints made by neighbours in relation to the operation of those turbines: we refer to it as “the NASA research”, which also included work carried out by Neil Kelley.
[quote] In 1987, at a wind power conference in San Francisco, the wind industry was presented with the findings of NASA’s research; and told that these findings meant that dB(A) was an inappropriate method of measuring wind turbine noise, and the impact of that noise on neighbours. It was further told that low-frequency noise and infrasound were the dominant features of wind turbine generated noise, which would cause significant “annoyance” to neighbours.

The STT post continues to outline the symptoms associated with Infrasound (we know what they are, but not the Ontario government at the behest of wind developers).  The post continues to outline the Wind Industry cover up of the NASA findings.  That Industry sought to create its own Noise Guidelines in order to facilitate turbine development, and eventually sought to raise noise limits to higher dB levels so that larger and larger IWTs could be built.  The STT post links to a Timeline to illustrate the NASA research:
[quote] Each page of the TIMELINE gives a short run down of significant events (a headline and brief summary); contains images of key data or pages extracted from research papers referred to; some of those images are copies of the entire paper being referred to – these documents can be accessed for reading and printing by dragging your mouse over the image and clicking on the “pop out” window at the top right of the image (you will see a scroll-bar on those where a paper is reproduced). Below the images you will find links to papers, webpages, including the sources referenced and STT posts, for example (if the link does not work, simply copy and paste the URL into a fresh tab in your browser).

The World Comes Full Circle:[quote] The recent research that confirms the extensive work done by NASA, includes work carried out by:
Dr Paul Schomer, George Hessler, Rob Rand and Dr Bruce Walker at Shirley, Wisconsin in 2012 (available here);
Professor Colin Hansen and his team from the Adelaide University at Waterloo in South Australia during 2014 (see our post here); and
the groundbreaking research conducted by Steven Cooper at Cape Bridgewater in Victoria, also during 2014 (which has been recently published – see our posts here and here).
[links are in the original post].

CONCLUSION: the Original NASA research verified and expanded by recent research proves the Wind Industry’s Noise Guidelines are, IRRELEVANT.
{Reblogged by Quixotes Last Stand, Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc., Big Green Lie, among many others.}

American Bird Conservancy

Original Blog: Quixotes Last Stand
Reblogged: AJMarciniak

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to institute a new system of pre-construction risk assessment and bird and bat mortality data collection in connection with hundreds of thousands of bird (and bat) deaths being caused by wind turbines and the likelihood that that number could substantially exceed one million deaths when the industry reaches its full build out capacity by 2030 or before.

ABC is asking FWS to institute a pre-construction risk assessment and bird mortality data collection that are based on:
* studies conducted by independent, qualified experts selected by the FWS or a trusted consulting company hired by FWS;
* costs being borne by wind energy companies;
* all reports sent directly to the FWS, and not through the wind energy company, which would then have no opportunity to edit or alter the reports to their advantage;
* reports being made available to the public to add an additional layer of scrutiny; and
* mandatory requirement to conduct independent Environmental Assessments (EA) and obtain incidental take permits under the Endangered Species Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act when protected species are present.

See ABC News release: ABC BAEA_sursadSS

Corporate Welfare is Green

The Ontario Liberals in Opposition used to go on about corporate welfare (subsidies from government to corporations) to match the NDP rants on the same.

The Ontario Liberal Government in power created the Green Energy policies that are now regulated law in the province. They hand out tax subsidies in the billions to Green Energy development of wind turbines and solar panel arrays. The beneficiaries of these handouts are almost exclusively corporations in the business of building the euphemistic Alternate Energy Generation.

The Consumer Policy Institute has published a paper (by Brady Yauch) detailing the scope of the Greening of Corporate Welfare in Ontario:
While the province’s renewable energy policy was presented as a win-win for local communities and regular Ontarians, the benefits from that policy have accrued to a small group of companies. Nowhere is this more evident than in the subsidies going to companies that own the windmills now dotting the province’s countryside.
Some 82% of all subsidies to wind generators have gone to foreign, out-of-province, or
multinational companies with annual revenues of more than $1 billion. Nearly 60% of all
wind subsidies have gone to companies with more than $10 billion in annual revenues.
Less than 10% of all subsidies to wind generators have gone to small-scale or local
owners


The multinational companies and other big businesses receiving the lion’s share of these
subsidies have little to lose in the current environment. They receive a fixed, abovemarket
rate for their power, while ratepayers are left footing the bill – whether or not
such output is needed. Rather than becoming an engine of a new green economy, green
power has become a drain on ratepayers’ pockets.

Green-Washing Corporate Welfare to the Tune of $1.7 Billion
The reality of the province’s support for the wind sector – both before and after the Green Energy Act – has been exclusive and not one that includes all Ontarians. Big business, international corporations and their subsidiaries have received billions of dollars in wind subsidies as part of Ontario’s push to replace coal with renewable power. Using data from the province’s electricity market operator, this joint study by Energy Probe and Consumer Policy Institute1 estimates that at least $1.7 billion in wind subsidies have been given to wind farm operators in Ontario since 2006, the earliest date for data. 2 Eleven companies have received 90% of those subsidies. Around 82% of all subsidies to wind generators have been handed out to nine companies (or subsidiaries of those companies) – seven of them based outside of either Ontario or Canada – with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. Nearly 60% of all wind subsidies have been funnelled to six companies with more than $10 billion in annual revenue. Small-scale and local wind generator companies have received 10% of all subsidies.

To see how prices are set and subsidies spent, download Report (PDF)
corporate-welfare-ontario-goes-green
The colour Green is GREED in Ontario.

FOLLOW UP on how when subsidies are cut Green Energy Investment declines or dries up.