She Wynnes, You Lose

Unplug Wynne has posted this video to explain how you lose:

Kathleen Wynne is trying to trick us again. Down in the polls, she’s playing a shell game, trying to take us for fools. The Wynne government is now claiming they’re cutting our hydro bills, but won’t they won’t say is that we’ll be paying for it with higher tax bills.
It’s a total scam. After raising our hydro bills by over 100 percent over the last few years, she’s giving us a quarter back by taking it from our own pocket.

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Surplus power is Wind Power Success?

Parker Gallant reports on the waste power produced by Industrial Wynne turbones:
The IESO just released the 2016 Electricity Data indicating industrial wind turbines (IWT) were responsible for the generation of 9.0 terawatts (TWh) of power, representing 6% of Ontario demand of 137 TWh.
Here’s the rub: they don’t give you all the facts:
So, here are the facts: power generation from wind cost Ontario’s ratepayers over $1.7 billion (approximately 12% of total generation costs) in 2016 for just over 6% of demand, and will cause ratepayers hydro bills to be further affected negatively. IESO’s responsibility to manage the system through the exercises suggested in their recommendations will cost the system more money, increasing costs just to ensure industrial wind developments are able to extract money from the pockets of Ontario’s ratepayers.
And, there is also the fact that they hide the facts:
What IESO doesn’t say about wind power generation, however, is annoying. IWT generation in 2016 was actually 10.7 TWh when DX (distributor connected) industrial-scale wind turbines or IWTs are included. If the 2.2 TWh of “curtailed” wind is added, the bill to ratepayers was for 13 TWh[emphasis added]. The estimate of curtailed and DX wind comes from Scott Luft who does a remarkable job of tracking what is actually happening with generation. IESO fails to disclose either curtailed or DX generation for whatever reason as they are the settlement agent for all generation in the province.

It’s a shell game? Hide the facts under the swirling walnut shells, now you see it, now you don’t?

Wynne’s McGuinty Mistakes

No Real Fixes, so writes Parker Gallant. While the Wynne-lose Premier of Ontario beats her breast about “her mistake” concerning rising unaffordable consumer energy costs (that produces real energy poverty for many people), she also exhorts us to join the Renewable Energy revolution:
[PG] It is apparent that the people at Environmental Defence — the same ENGO that was a participant in the creation of the Green Energy Act — somehow believe they are superior energy planners than those with qualifications. Beyond Environmental Defence, the 100%RE group includes the usual suspects such as the David Suzuki Foundation, Pembina, Greenpeace, the Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Physicians for the Environment, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and several lesser known names, including the Toronto Environmental Alliance and TREC. The latter were responsible for the Toronto Exhibition Place wind turbine used by countless Ontario Liberals as a photo-op but which generates almost no usable power and whose control now rests in the hands of Toronto Hydro. TREC have placed a plaque at the base of the turbine with the names of the people who invested in the turbine and have no hope of ever seeing a return on their money. One of the names on the plaque is Dianne Saxe, the current Environmental Commissioner. (It appears supporting industrial-scale wind turbines that kill birds and bats did not deter the Ontario Liberal government from appointing Ms. Saxe as commissioner of the environment.)

[PG] Premier Wynne’s “mistake” will continue to drive up our bills for some time. If she pays any attention to the dreamy musings of Environmental Defence and their ilk in the drive for 100% renewables, those heart-wrenching stories will become a daily occurrence.

New taxes coming of the Crap-and-Trade variety, Carbon tax , etc. The more things change… Thanks also go to Dalton the Dolt and Georgie Porgie. I’m, SORRY, from a politician means, NOTHING.

CANCEL THE CONTRACTS!

WIND CONCERNS ONTARIO

NEWS RELEASE

November 21, 2016

WYNNE GOVERNMENT SHOULD CANCEL WIND POWER CONTRACTS FOR HYDRO BILL RELIEF

Wind Concerns Ontario welcomes the acknowledgement by Premier Kathleen Wynne of financial hardship imposed by her government’s energy policies, and has sent six recommendations for action that will provide immediate relief.

“We know that energy poverty in Ontario is real and worsening under this government,” says WCO president Jane Wilson. “Hundreds of thousands of people are having difficulty paying their electricity bills, and many are having to choose between ‘heat and eat.’ Meanwhile, corporate power developers are getting paid huge profits in Ontario – this has to change, now.”

Wind Concerns Ontario sent the Premier a list of recommendations:

Immediately cancel LRP II renewable power program. Currently “suspended,” its target was to acquire 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power, even though the government says we have a “robust” supply of power for the future. The cost of this new capacity would go straight to Ontario’s electricity bills
Cancel the five wind power contracts awarded under LRP I for 299 MW. This action will save ratepayers about $65 million annually and $1.3 billion over 20 years. Cancellation costs will amount to a small fraction of the annual cost, probably on the order of about $2 million, at most. In addition, cancelling approved but not yet built wind power projects, and the new FIT 5.0 program will also save money. Together, these cancellations can save ratepayers from future rate increases of nearly $4 per month.
Cancel “conservation” spending of $400 million annually. This action would have an immediate effect on ratepayers’ bills, reducing them by $5.50 per month or about $70 a year. Ontario’s ratepayers have already reduced their consumption from 157 TWh in 2005 to 137 TWh in 2015, for a significant 12.7% decrease.
Allocate the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) to the Ministry of Community and Social Services. The OESP is essentially a social assistance program and it is questionable as to whether ratepayers should bear the burden of its costs. With an estimated annual cost of $200 million, the effect of this would be an immediate savings of about $4 per month on ratepayers’ bills, and an annual savings of $50. We recognize, however, that the move would impact the budgetary shortfall by a like amount so we recommend the following action.
Levy a tax on wind and solar power generation on a per-megawatt basis starting at $10 per/MWh. This would result in raising sufficient revenues to offset the OESP costs. The effective rate could be held at that level or increased in the event the OESP costs exceed the forecast $200 million per annum. The Auditor General previously reported the award value per MWh of the 20-year contracts to wind and solar power developers exceeded those in other jurisdictions by a considerable margin. The tax would serve as a recognition of those excessive margins. (Note: the wind power contracts also contain cost of living increases of up to 20% over the term of the contracts.)
Immediately reduce the Time of Use (TOU) off-peak rate. We recommend an immediate reduction in the TOU off-peak rate from 8.7 cents/kWh to 7.4 cents/kWh to encourage the shift of power consumption from peak to off-peak time in order to flatten daily demand.

“Poverty is a major factor in population health,” says Wilson, a Registered Nurse. “It is time Ontario takes action to help people now, and not cause further hardship for Ontario families.”


Wind Concerns Ontario is a coalition of individuals and community groups concerned about the negative impacts on health, environment and the economy from industrial-scale wind power generation projects.
http://www.windconcernsontario.ca

My Mistake, Vote for Me

So says Wynne-lose [also blogged by Donna Quixote]. In a tour of masterfull logic, Ontario’s contumacious Leader, (…)says she thinks her polling numbers are low because people think she’s not who they elected, and that she has become a typical politician who will “do anything to win.” Wynne is committing to visiting every single riding between now and the election to connect with Ontarians.

She made a mistake by not paying attention, she says.

If voters think she’s just a typical politician who will do anything to win, they’re bang on the crumpet. Now, they can watch her next move to do everything to win… it’s déja-vu all over again.

Of course, the Carbon Tax is still on …Wynne’s Window Dressing at its finest.

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.

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.

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.”