where have you seen it? not anywhere…
You are ALL invited!
Did you get one of these, with a promise of a $100 hydro rebate? From Andrea and the NDPee hypocrites? They are going to clean up Hydro, reduce costs and eliminate debt (and still keep the Greed Energy programme). She is going to cap executive pay (at its current inflated numbers, no doubt). And she will stop subsidizing hydro sales to other jurisdictions (but doesn’t say how she’s going to convince any buyers to pay the inflated costs of Greed-produced power).
She will stop “private power deals” (what are they?) And of course she will solve the gas plant fiddle… but not clean up hydro’s bloated bureaucracies.
The wrath of Horwath? And the NDPee that never answers or acknowledges emails sent to them by constituents but is pleased to send out their crap. Damn! there is no link or button to click where you can send her a rude reply… pity!
Thank you for adding your voice to the debate.
Today I announced our plan to cut hydro waste and pass the savings on to you with a $100 rebate.
Stop the $1 billion annual subsidy of electricity exports to jurisdictions like New York and Michigan by taking Ontario hydro sales out of the hands of speculative energy traders
Cap executive pay and cut down on waste and duplication by merging Ontario’s hydro agencies
Stop new private power deals and review of all current private power contracts in the wake of the $1-billion gas plant scandal
These are practical and achievable steps that cut the waste and put money back in your wallet.
Now we need your help to get Kathleen Wynne and Tim Hudak to listen. Share. Tweet. Talk to your neighbours. And encourage them to add their voice.
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Plans to build wind farms in England and Scotland are being scrapped in the first sign that the Government’s proposed cut to subsidies is taking effect
Developers are abandoning plans for new wind farms in Britain because they are “no longer financially viable”.
The decision to scrap the wind farms is the first evidence that the spread of turbines across the country is being halted. It follows a radical overhaul by the Government of the consumer subsidy, worth more than £1 billion a year to wind farm owners.
Will Ontario get the message? The PC Opposition in the province has promised to ditch the Feed-in Tariff programme “that allows homeowners, business owners and private developers to generate renewable energy and sell it to the province at a guaranteed price for a fixed contract term”. The unpublished addendum to that gov’t blurb is, and pays them NOT to generate power. BUT, let’s hope the promise of no fit for FIT will not mean the same in Ontario as it does in UK:
Wind farms facing the axe are likely to be ones completed after 2017 when owners will be forced to bid for subsidy from a limited pot of money. The successful bids will win subsidies at reduced rates.
Let’s hope Tim is not so dim as to fall for this work-around.
That’s the issue for the Tribunal hearing the appeal on the two turbines in limbo in Wainfleet. Whether or not they can be built depends on the Tribunal’s assessment of likely harm.
Not building them, says counsel representing the developer, would be tantamount to expropriation of property, as reported by Greg Furminger in the Welland Tribune. The same lawyer also said, any risk to skydivers would be “abnormal,” basing his statement on appellant testimony that at times referred to turbines being a navigation risk subsequent to a parachute failure.
The Test is, on the balance of probabilities, what is the likelihood of an accident? There is also a test used by the ERT: the mandate to push through applications for turbine development.
The Appellant’s lawyer, Eric Gillespie, outlined the risks to skydivers and stated that to rule against the Appeal would be to take “a gamble” on doing harm. “Rarely killing somebody … doesn’t come close to being acceptable for a project like this,” Gillespie said.
The time of the ruling on the Appeal is still up in the air.
Curling in Welland Costs a lot in terms of hydro (read article in Welland Tribune).
Local NDPee MPPee Cindy Forster does her usual song and dance while her party continues to prop up the Wynne-lose government:
Forster blamed the Liberal government for allowing facilities like the curling club to be put at risk.
“Under this government’s watch, electricity prices have doubled in this province. While power gets sold across the border to New York State at a fraction of what Ontarians pay, the Welland Curling Club in my riding is in danger of closing because of sky high hydro bills,” Forster said Tuesday. “Community clubs like the Welland Curling Club are at the heart of social life in our communities.” BUT, not at the heart of the NDPee.
The NDPee: All piss and no vinegar.
Wind is Waning… “Clean Green” or expensive Con game paid for by, U?
First, it was Dalton the Dolt, and now Wynne-Lose. But how about, Dim Tim, whose choice of candidate for the Newmarket general election, Stephen Somerville, is a wind turbine proponent:
VP Competitive Power Ventures – a U.S. based company with Canadian HQ in Toronto
Stephen is a key member of the team developing the assets from the recently acquired wind development portfolio of Interwind (formerly known as SkyPower), a Toronto-based renewables development company. This portfolio stretches across Canada, with wind development projects in seven provinces.
Current member of the Canadian Wind Energy Association
Past member of the European Wind Energy Association
Currently developing 5600 MWs of wind power
Played a significant role in the 2006 Renewable Energy Generation Ltd. (REG) acquisition of AIM PowerGen Corporation – a leading Canadian wind project developer
Sorry, folks, but Dim Tim deserves to lose.
Feb. 24 Protest at QP: Transportation info GREY COUNTY (submitted by LPCGillis):
On FEB 24 will let ALL politicians at Queens Park know that WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY and that existing and proposed industrial wind turbines have to be dealt with and will AGAIN be a major election issue.
Mothers Against Turbines is putting the challenge out there to show MPPS and Toronto that the years of abuse of provincial power has to stop!
Let’s rise to the occasion and send a very clear message to MPPS that industrial wind turbines cannot continue to desecrate our health, homes and communities.
Bring your signs! Bring your noisemakers! Bring your megaphones!
Plans are for a few speakers and a march to the Royal York/Fairmount Hotel to OGRA – Ontario Good Roads Association, handing out information along our way. March will be for 30 – 40 minutes in length. Municipal and provincial elected reps will be at OGRA to see that this issue is not going away simply because the current govt. chooses to ignore it!
For that day, I am arranging for a coach bus to leave Chatsworth at approx. 8:00am with stops in Markdale, Flesherton, Dundalk, Shelburne and Orangeville. We will leave Toronto at 3:00pm. Cost of $35.00 per person covers bus and simple lunch, lunch to be supplied for the ride home.
Chatsworth Arena: 8:00
Markdale, across from Foodland: 8:25
Flesherton, across from Munshaw’s: 8:35
Dundalk, Esso Station: 8:50
Shelburne, No Frills Parking Lot: 9:10
Orangeville, in FRONT of Walmart: 9:40
Let’s fill this and any other bus anyone takes the care and time to arrange to help you get to this event!!
All actions count and the timing for this one will get a message to all running in the upcoming election. Let’s wake ‘em up on Feb. 24th!
The Charter of Rights carries no weight with Environmental Review Tribunals. An appeal (OWR) based on those Rights was rejected on the grounds there was no evidence of harm to the health of the Appellants or to anyone’s health (TorStar) because of Wind Turbines. The Appellants were expecting rejection because in their opinion (and the opinion of many) the ERT’s are set up for the public to lose.
The ERT ruled that “There is no reliable evidence to demonstrate that the project will cause serious physical or any other serious harm”, despite the testimony of numerous witnesses living close to the turbines who suffered health problems.
The ERT avails itself in almost every case of this reasoning to reject appeals because the ERT, of course, rules on the admissibility of such evidence, rejecting the evidence of private citizens, while accepting evidence provided by wind proponents opposing the appeals. It’s a rigged card game, a Wynne-lose set-up.
Of course, the Appellants in this Huron County case will be going to the courts for a fairer hearing, and, it is hoped, a just one.