I fully agree with the Citizen editorial that consumers should be paying for the electricity they use. The sticking point for me is paying billions to Samsung for solar panels, plus billions more in long-term contracts to landowners whose land is being used to set up wind-turbines and solar systems. Premier Dalton McGuinty’s green energy dream will cost billions to our children and grandchildren.
Many European countries are rethinking this same green energy experiment. Sunny Spain has found not only is solar-produced electricity inefficient and costly, the so-called green jobs did not materialize or were prohibitively expensive to create.
Surely, with thousands of rivers in Ontario, this was something which should have been explored, if the government had an aversion to nuclear-produced energy. Unlike unsure amounts of sunshine and wind, there is a constant flow of water from rivers in Ontario.
The current attempt by the McGuinty government to buy our votes with hydro rebates, using our tax dollars, simply adds to our anger.
Larry Comeau, Ottawa