Rape and Pillage…

…courtesy of the Wynne-lose government. They know they’re wrong, they know they’ve cooked up the Green Energy boondoggle and cooked the books to justify the waste.

How’s this for for government R&P:

PROPOSAL
turbinesThere are current proposals for 860 MW of wind power throughout Chatham-Kent. This translates into approximately 570 industrial wind turbines. The developments blanket much of the land located south of Highway 401 to Lake Erie, as well as the area west of Chatham to Lake St. Clair. Eight wind energy companies are involved (either alone or in various partnerships) in these proposed projects
.(from CKWAG Chatham-Kent).

Or, this:

Black well water protest continues in Chatham-Kent
September 6, 2017
Residents of Chatham-Kent who are concerned about reports that as many as 12 water wells may have been affected by pile driving activity during construction of the North Kent II wind power project continue their demonstration at the site today.
(from Wind Concerns Ontario Chatham-Kent).

The Wynne-lose programme of R&P continues unabated:

Chatham-Kent has asked the Ontario government to halt construction until the situation has been reviewed, and property owners affected have been offered free water testing by independent laboratories.
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has taken no action.
For more frequent updates on the demonstration, please check on our Facebook page, and/or at Water Wells First.
(WCO Chatham-Kent angry)

Here are the news:

CBC News
Chatham-Kent residents frustrated with wind turbine construction they blame for tainting their drinking water staged another blockade Tuesday morning and have temporarily shut down the North Kent Wind project.
(OWR Frustration in C-K)

Let’s bow our heads and bend over for the Ontario Government, more love, please.

Government PONZI Scheme

North Bay Nugget reports bullet points to remember about the massive PONZI scheme: the Industrial Wynne Turbines (re-blogged from WCO):

1. Global Adjustment Charge
2. Environmental & Health Effects
3. Liberal friends rewarded
3. Turbine developers know where the bodies are buried
4. Loss of democratic rights
6. Ruination of Rural health and land
7 Enormous PONZI scheme enabled by Liberal Government

Of course, the government will be re-elected by voters in the GTA, the people least affected by Green Energy, notwithstanding high energy costs.

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.

Buy the bumper sticker

Hydro Cable Under Lake Erie

To carry Ontario power to US, mostly Green Energy. Watch video CTV Report starting at minute 1:00
Ontario Hydro Sells Green Energy cheap.

So, Ontarians pay through the nose for Greed Energy generated by Industrial Wynne Turbines, while the US can buy it at a DEEP discount.

Of course, if they had to pay the real cost, they wouldn’t and we’d be stuck with unusable greed-generated energy.

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?

Princeton Prof Meets President-Elect

Trump meets with Princeton scientist who called ‘global warming’ fears ‘pure belief disguised as science’:

Princeton University physics professor Dr. Will Happer, an outspoken climate skeptic, who has authored 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, has testified to the U.S. Senate that the Earth is currently in a ‘CO2 ‘famine.’ Happer explained to Congress in 2009: ”Warming and increased CO2 will be good for mankind…’CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison and we should not corrupt the English language by depriving ‘pollutant’ and ‘poison’ of their original meaning,” Happer added.


In 2014, Happer ridiculed “global warming” fears. “The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing CO2 will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science,” he noted. He also ripped the EPA’s climate policies in 2016, declaring: “
The EPA is just completely bonkers, CO2 will benefit the Earth.”

Happer has also directed his scientific ire at the United Nations, declaring that policies to combat “global warming” are “based on nonsense.” “Policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. We are being led down a false path. To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?,” he asked. (See:
Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’ – ‘Based On Nonsense’ – ‘Leading us down a false path’

NOT FAKE NEWS.

Water fuel tax: $2.7 billion and climbing

Can you believe it? Another hidden tax! No, what?

The “water rental fee” is hidden in the electricity line on our bills to pay for the water used to generate electricity! I didn’t realize that the government, not nature, supplied the water over the falls, in the lakes and rivers to generate electrical power!!! So, I guess the tax is justified?

Parker Gallant writes:
As it turned out, in 2015 the water fuel tax was $345 million for the generation of 30.4 terawatts (TWh) and represented a cost to ratepayers that amounted to $11.35 cents per megawatt (MWh) or 1.14 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity generated. While the current government didn’t institute the tax, they have significantly raised it over the years. Back in 2002 the tax was $116 million for the 34.3 TWh generated or $3.38/MWh and 0.34 cents/kWh so it is now 3.3 times what it was the year before the Liberals gained power. …
One has to wonder how many other taxes and fees are hidden within our electricity bills that will come to light if we actually get an explanation of the GA [Global Adjustment] that is truthful and fully transparent!

No wonder Amazon is choosing Montreal for its Canadian operations: Power bankrupts…absolutely… in Ontario.

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

Wynne-Lose Kills Ontario Economy

Not the President-elect of the USA, but the Wynndy premier of Ontario.  Here she is, shifting the blame, AGAIN (sound the Trumpet, the sky is falling, the end is nigh, the days of wrath are upon us):

Real threat to Ontario’s economy isn’t a President Trump, Toronto Sun, Christine Van Geyn

[verbatim] Following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of our southern neighbour, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne commented that she was “shocked” by the result, and that the election of Trump could be a “danger to the economy of both of our countries.”

It’s true — Ontario’s economy is about to get even less competitive. But don’t blame the new president-elect of the United States. Responsibility for Ontario’s economic decline lays squarely at the feet of the Ontario government.

The premier whose government ran nine consecutive deficits and doubled the debt in as many years is saying the threat to the province’s economy is a man who has never held elected office.

The reality is that Ontario’s economy is not threatened — it’s under full-fledged attack by its own government.

The cap-and-trade tax taking effect on Jan. 1 will tax companies based on their emissions. From bottling and packaging plants to the auto and gas sectors, companies will be forced by the government to buy carbon credits if they want to continue building things and employing workers.

A report by Stikeman Elliott estimates that the policy will cost small manufacturers $136,000 in the first year. And by 2030, the tax will cost each large participant at least $2 million. The cost will rise so significantly because the government expects carbon credits to increase in price by 428% from $18 per ton to $95 per ton.

For Wynne to suggest that Ontario’s loss of competitiveness is being threatened by Trump is doubly ludicrous given that manufacturers have warned her government that they will relocate outside Ontario because of cap-and-trade.

The Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers of Ontario has been telling the government that their members cannot sustain the cost of the new tax, and that there will be job losses.

“Right now we are studying relocating parts of our business to the United States, and asking our employees to come with us. We have told the government repeatedly that cap-and-trade is hurting us,” said Jocelyn Williams, vice-president of Automatic Coating, and founder of the coalition.

Relocating to the United States would give companies a competitive advantage because they will not be faced with a similar carbon tax to Wynne’s plan. Trump will not be imposing a carbon tax, nor will the Republican-controlled Congress. Indeed, the coal industry was enthusiastically embraced by Trump during the election. This means that our friends south of the border will continue to enjoy far cheaper electricity than those of us here in Ontario, who already are stuck paying some of the highest rates in North America.

Of course, much has been made of Trump’s comments about “tearing up NAFTA,” and these comments are indeed troubling. But the Ontario government’s cap-and-trade throws up its own new tariffs at the border, in the form of a so-called “border carbon adjustment.”

The government is proposing throwing up trade barriers by applying tariffs to imported goods based on the greenhouse gases emitted during their production. The government has identified fuel and electricity as key sectors where such tariffs could be applied. Given this, Wynne’s stated concerns about free trade appear self-serving and disingenuous.

The impact of a Trump presidency on the Ontario economy is yet to be seen. But if the premier is looking for a scapegoat for our province’s economic woes, she should be looking in the mirror rather than over the border.

And she should be looking for solutions here at home.

Christine Van Geyn is the Ontario director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation