$1B worth of energy wasted last year: engineers

ARE WE SURPRISED?! Are we? ARE WE?

$1B wasted! Toronto Sun Report
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, a non-partisan body, which represents the province’s engineers, says it has crunched government hydro numbers from 2016 and they show that 7.6 terawatt-hours of clean hydro went down the drain that year. That’s equal to the amount required to power 760,000 homes – or $1 billion worth of electricity – said the group’s past president Paul Acchione.

A 58% increase over the previous year!

Colin Nekolaichuk, spokesman for energy minister Glenn Thibeault, slammed the Tories for voting against the government’s 25% hydro rate reduction plan and not having a plan of their own. He did not address the analysis of the OSPE in a statement to the Toronto Sun.

With Wynne, You Lose

Hydro Consumers hate the hydro bill [Anthony Furey, Toronto Sun], WHY?

When you stop using your electric stove in order to pay the bill, and you consume only $43 of power but your bill includes over $70 Delivery Charge; when you use $79 worth but your bill is over $171; and when you use about $50 worth and the bill and the Delivery Charge is $170; that’s when and how you learn to hate the Liberal Govt’s power scheme.

If you own a cottage, forget the $25 your used to pay a few years ago, the Delivery is now over $300!!! But you turned hydro off for the winter when you locked up and left the lake, the bill is still over $100 monthly.

“But what makes these fees so high — and what makes the actual usage fees higher than needed due to the hidden presence of a green energy adjustment fee hidden within residential rates — is all the regulatory and political decisions that have driven up the costs. No matter what people do to bring their usage down, they’re still punished with these fees.”

Dalton and Kathleen McWynnty are the perfect couple of ………. [fill in the blanks].  Welcome to their Ontari-ari-o, where the cost of power is calculated to fleece you.

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!

“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.”

2019

In Canada, Energy Poverty Rising [Goldstein, Toronto Sun]: “…more than one million households now spending more than 10% of their incomes solely on electricity and home heating fuel.” To be sure, in Ontario, it will continue rising until 2019.

Furthermore, “These numbers will rise in coming years as Canadian governments pour ever-increasing amounts of money into expensive and unreliable green energy projects such as wind turbines and solar panels, as well as introduce carbon pricing.” Not to mention the brazen cash grab all governments in Canada will make in the name of a Carbon Tax, in a country that is practically speaking carbon neutral.

“Meanwhile, in Ontario, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government estimates the cap-and-trade carbon pricing scheme it will introduce next year will add $156 annually to the energy and gasoline bill of the average household in 2017 alone.”

Goldstein suggests mitigation of energy poverty by making sure that “100% of all monies raised through carbon pricing, which increases taxes and prices on consumption, will be returned directly to the public in income tax cuts and grants to the poor.” It would be a start, but in Canada and Ontario, it ain’t gonna happen, it would be too politically incorrect and impractical for governments that can’t/won’t balance their budgets because of the Left Wing obsession with the panacea of Deficit Financing.

NOTWITHSTANDING…

…we now live in The Province of Toronto (Mayor Cameron McWilliam, Dutton-Dunwich, per Ottawa Wind Concerns), the Wynne-lose government is ignoring all the municipal councils supporting the Wainfleet Resolution asking the government to stop issuing more F.I.T. contracts.

Dutton-Dunwich Referendum says, “No”, gov’t says,, tough luck and awards contracts to wind developers (OWR, from the London Free Press –

The Ontario government had repeatedly assured McWilliam and other rural leaders that the wishes of local residents would be respected in a new era of public consultation.
In testimony before a legislature committee in November 2013, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said municipalities wouldn’t be given a veto over projects but it would be “very rare indeed” for any to be approved without municipal backing.
“It will be almost impossible for somebody to win one of those bidding processes without an engagement with the municipality,” Chiarelli said.

It’s getting on to Spring, and getting warmer, and the SNAKES are coming out. Unwilling Hosts getting hosed.

Green Energy Only Works If You Tax Everything

Call it like it is: Andrew Follet in the Daily Caller. Without government subsidies, and I’ll add the current Canadian saviour, Deficit Financing, Green Energy cannot and will not ever be able to compete with conventional power sources!

Follow these conclusions:
1– conventional energy over the next decade will be less expensive than Green Energy
2– massive government subsidies are needed to make it work but not compete with conventional sources (now, it’s become, Greed Energy)
3– Green Energy  can only work if power prices are exceedingly high
4– Solar and Wind power are more than twice as costly as natural gas (and maybe even more than twice for coal and hydro, just a guess)
5– the “True-dough” and Wynne-lose governments are pushing the idea of a Carbon Tax to make power more expensive so that GREEN can SEEM to be competitive, never mind that we have approached a level of poverty caused by energy prices
6– Ireland, Sweden, Chile, and Finland have carbon taxation (so does the province of BC); however, Australia repealed its carbon tax in 2014 because it appeared to be harming the economy
7– no jurisdiction taxes carbon at a high enough rate to impact global CO2 emissions, and to do so all governments would have to tax everything
8– weaning ourselves off fossil fuels (to please Leonardo DiCaprio et al), ain’t gonna happen
9– beside high prices, Green Energy is UNRELIABLE, its output is unpredictable, and it tends to produce the most power at times it is least needed
10– even if the cost of fuel went up radically, Greed Energy would still need more subsidies

As long as SUBSIDIES remain alive, wind developers will never stop in spite of these truths.

The unpredictable output of Greed Energy requires keeping excessive conventional power generation sources online to ensure a consistent output of power.  And that is the Green Economy!

 

Weak and Unreliable

Or, more technically, Dilute and Intermittent.  Solar and Wind power, that is.

Unreliable Renewables [also blogged by Quixotes Can we rely on solar and wind, a rhetorical question if there ever was one.  Also, rhetorical, the Term, Renewables, to refer to alternate energy sources.  They aren’t renewable because it takes a lot of money, material and fossil fuel to get them up and running.  And when they are running, they can’t be relied on and need fossil fuels to supply the deficients in energy.  (Germany is the best example, it uses coal to backup its many turbines because they are so unreliable’ WORSE, the power bills are HUGE, to the point of inducing the phenomenon of ENERGY POVERTY among its citizens).

The exorbitant costs related to solar and wind have to do with making the panels and turbines, their erection and their start-up. Compared to  other sources of energy, hydro – nuclear- coal, these two are VERY expensive, because THEY ARE NOT FREE.

Which means, Solar and Wind are not affordable energy.

Wind Turbines and Broken Wings

Quixote’s Last Stand advises us of a new website devoted to the problem of bird deaths and Industrial Wynne Turbines>: Birds and Blades, aka, Broken Wing is also a book that details the epidemic of bird kills by turbines. The book outlines 5 positions on the issue of bird deaths and turbines:
1.Wind turbines are an ancillary source of power generation.
2.Avian deaths are unacceptable results of wind turbine growth.
3.Alternative technology solutions are abundant and available.
4.Government mandates distort the wind market.
5.Human illness and death are direct results of wind energy.