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6– Ireland, Sweden, Chile, and Finland have carbon taxation (so does the province of BC); however, Australia repealed its carbon tax in 2014 because it appeared to be harming the economy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!