Turbines worth an estimated 5 million have been assessed at an estimated 60,000.
Print title: A power Brown-out, tom Adams: The PCs decided the only problem with Wynnes program is that it does not go far enough (Photo: Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.).
Driving off the PCs longstanding opposition to the privatization of Hydro One, where they are aligned with the NDP, the other big-ticket cost-shifting item on Browns list is to rebate Hydro Ones dividends to households.
Electricity demand in Ontario has been falling since 2005, ratepayers are burdened with a massive surplus of power sold to neighbouring utilities for prices close to zero, and generators are being paid massive but undisclosed amounts to not generate any power.Chatham Kent photo rendering shows pre-turbine days Chatham Kent actual photo The Driving Force The provinces wind and solar power initiatives were decided and implemented in such haste that no comprehensive business-case evaluation was done to objectively evaluate the impacts of the billion-dollar commitment.One example: In 2004, Mike Crawley, the (then) President for the Ontario Liberals, was awarded a wind power contract that guarantees his company 66,000 a day for a total of 1/2 Billion dollars.Rates do not include GST, HST or provincial taxes.Heinz, Bicks, International Trucking, General Motors, Navistar, Kelloggs, John Deer, Lance Bakeries, Kraft Foods, raffle prize examples Unilever, Bacardis.Turbines are built in the precise paths of the millions of birds that migrate to or through Ontario.Consequently: Manufacturers can move to the States and get cheap power; that is subsidized by Ontario consumers.Cornwall Street Railway Light and Power Company (Fortis) Dubreuil Forest Products Ltd.Promotional information was sent to Ontarios Manufacturing sector citing Ontarios high energy costs as a good reason to relocate to New York State.In addition: The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's 2015-16 Energy Conservation Progress Report found "a.7 per cent reduction in peak demand among residential customers" attributed to time-of-use pricing over a four-year period.In 10-20 years, we could be faced with a landscape of old, rusted out, broken down turbines.Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., serving: Guelph and Rockwood Haldimand County Hydro inc.Progressive Conservatives Scrap Ontarios wind energy policy.Wind power costs 11-13.5 cents per kwh, plus all other costs mentioned above.(it is thought to be from the vibration in the ground).Sarah Warry-Poljanski, who leads the group Hamiltonians Against High Hydro, was among those at Wednesday's protest at Queen's Park.Residents are abandoning their homes at a unprecedented pace.The province's rationale behind smart meters and peak-period pricing was "to give consumers incentives and opportunities to reduce their electricity bills by shifting their time of electricity use.".He declares the last vestiges of public utility regulation the Liberals have not yet absorbed within the Ministry of Energy to be red tape.The nuclear footprint is.
Ontario, 2013, clearly states that: Governments are free to alter policies in the public interest.
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