OK, so maybe Dalton McGuinty isn’t extremely nationalistic… What did the Nazi propaganda minister; Joseph Goebbels say? Tell the big lie? It seems Dalton has learned this lesson well indeed. He is telling us a BIG GREEN LIE while perpetrating a BIG GREEN FRAUD against all of us in the form of the Green Energy Act!
This was copied and pasted directly from the Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure’s website:
“Electricity generation from wind farms reduces the emission of carbon dioxide by 99 per cent over coal-fired electricity plants and by 98 percent over natural gas. This includes the emissions created by the production of the turbines”.
Also, according to Dalton; “Ontario is a new comer to this; Wind energy is hardly new”.
WOW! That is essentially a 1 to 1 ratio! For every megawatt of wind power, we can reduce almost 1 megawatt of coal or natural gas CO2 equivalent! So if we go to other jurisdictions that have been doing this for decades, like Denmark for example, we will see drastic reductions in both the use of coal and natural gas fired electrical generation, right?
Over the last 20 years, Denmark has steadily increased her wind generation to a point where now, it can contribute 20% of her total grid capacity. Per capita, this is the highest in the world today. However, her consumption of coal over the same period has decreased a grand total of 1.4%! She has shut down NOT ONE coal fired generator! WHAT!? According to Dalton, that should be at least a 19.8% reduction!
Over the same period, Denmark’s use of natural gas generation has INCREASED from 0% to 23% and now accounts for more grid capacity than does wind! INCREASE? That’s right! Dramatically! As for reductions in CO2 levels… Sorry, none to be found! Even with almost 6,000 commercial wind turbines in operation, Denmark’s CO2 output has decreased a grand total of 0.1% in twenty years of trying!
Obviously, Denmark is doing something wrong and we here in Ontario won’t see these dismal results!
At least, this is essentially what Energy Minster Brad Duguid is saying… Curiously, his predecessor, the main author of this fraud, George Smitherman, has quit the provincial Liberal government to run for mayor of Toronto! Now why would that be?
OK, how about Germany then? She has over 20,000 wind turbines, some, the largest in the world (7MW) and over 5 MILLION square meters of solar panels. With all that “green energy” she is obviously shutting down coal and natural gas generators by the dozens, right? NO! Instead of shutting down coal generation she plans to build 26 MORE coal plants in the upcoming years and has added thousands of natural gas generators to her mix. Again, reductions in CO2 output are not to be found!
This same theme is repeated in every jurisdiction that has tried green energy without exception. Why?
Simple: Wind turbines and solar panels provide energy only when the wind blows and the sun shines. The vast majority of the time this isn’t when the people need the power. Whatever “green energy” is on a grid must be “shadowed” by the regular, reliable, predictable variety, you know, like natural gas! The more “green” capacity on a grid, the more “shadow” capacity you need! Hence any reductions in CO2 (if) any are realized by conservation or coal being replaced with natural gas and NOT green energy!
Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives green energy a dismal score of only 2% on its ability to reduce CO2. Conservation on the other hand, gets a 50% score by the IPCC!
The Liberal government was actually told as much by The Ontario Power Authority. The result: Energy Minister George Smitherman took direct ministerial control of this supposedly “arms length” governing body by ministerial decree in order to suppress this opposition. The resulting Green Energy Act contains specific measures to prevent ANY opposition so green energy operators can steam roll the province even against civil law! Additionally, the powers of municipalities to regulate and tax this industry have been strictly curtailed!
Furthermore, various government ministries like The Ministry of Natural Resources and The Ministry of Environment have been severely gutted and a multitude of provincial statues have been drastically watered down such that the GEA could actually be made legal!
Additionally, the Liberals entered into an untendered, 20 year, 7 billion dollar deal with Samsung to manufacture wind turbines in Ontario. Except that Samsung does not now, nor have they ever been a manufacturer of wind turbines!
The Feed In Tariff Program (FIT) subsidizes green energy operators between 3 to 20 times MORE for the power they produce over market rates at our expense! The grid MUST buy this power when it is produced whether we need it or not EVEN IF cheaper power is available. This in spite of the fact that power consumption in Ontario has been dropping steadily since a peak in 2005 and is now below 2002 levels. We have far more generation capacity then demand. We have already reduced coal’s contribution from 20% to 7% of our energy mix and expect 1800MW of CO2 free nuclear power to come online in the near future from Bruce Power. All this in the face of an increase in population over the period of over 2 million people! Our own continuing conservation will do far more to reduce our CO2 then ANY GREEN POWER!
The only “green” in the Green Energy Act, is the obscene amount of profit green energy companies will make at our expense. The absurd reason given for this hideous act of dictatorship: “To build a strong, green economy in Ontario that will be a global center of excellence” Excuse me? How will that be accomplished by a company (Samsung) with no previous experience in wind power technology? Dalton McGuinty, in an effort to somehow pay for his 25 billion dollar mismanagement of Ontario’s economy to date, has passed a law the result of which will be total environmental and economic devastation! For proof of this, simply ask Spain or California how it has worked out for them so far!
Fascism: “Any movement, ideology, or attitude that favors dictatorial government, centralized control of private enterprise, repression of all opposition, and extreme nationalism”. OK, so maybe Dalton McGuinty isn’t extremely nationalistic… One needs look no further then the green Energy Act and the Feed in Tariff Program for a graphic demonstration of all the rest!
Sean Holt, Brightside, Ontario