Congratulations on your recent editorial! At last a member of the mainstream media has had the courage to expose the Great Swindle and place the blame squarely where it belongs.
Our hydro costs are projected to double on top of the 75 per cent increase we’ve suffered in just the last seven years. We are being told when to do our laundry, wash our dishes and vacuum our floors. And we are really looking forward to this coming summer when turning on the air conditioning during the heat of midday will derange our budget?
The McGuinty-quarterbacked government’s wooden-headed Green Energy Act is stampeding Ontarians into a deep gully of economic misery. We lived in a wealthy province before that gang seized control of our government institutions.
What kind of government denies its citizens affordable access to the power they need to do business, produce products and just turn on the lights and stay warm? By their foolish pursuit of landscape-polluting windmill and solar farms, the McGuinty-quarterbacked Liberals have become a serious threat to the interests of all the citizens of Ontario.
Not one single windmill or solar farm would ever have been built, or ever will be built, anywhere, without massive taxpayer subsidies. They are way too expensive to build and run otherwise.
Countries like Denmark, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and others who have had much longer experience with so-called “green” power generation are cancelling subsidies for existing wind and solar power generating facilities and have stopped dead the building of any new ones. They all have had to build more coal and/or gas powered generating stations to compensate for their unreliable and grossly expensive “green” power systems.
Countries like China and India which are energetically trying catch up to western standards of living are building coal fired plants to power their industrialization. China is building them at the rate of one a week. The McGuinty-quarterbacked Liberals are blowing ours up or shutting them down!
Meanwhile, foreign companies are pouring into Ontario to sell windmill and solar farm components because the McGuinty-quarterbacked government either can’t or won’t read about the experiences in other countries and are giving away billions of our tax dollars to subsidize them. They must be laughing all the way to their banks about the suckers in Ontario.
The McGuinty-quarterbacked Liberals have raised government folly to new heights. They need to be replaced, and their evil Green Energy Act wiped off the books, ASAP.
Charles W. Conn, Hastings