Ottawa Citizen Re: Surplus power costs Ontarians $35M
The author of this excellent article highlights the folly that is Ontario’s electricity program. At the same time taxpayers are on the hook for $7 billion, to purchase solar systems from Samsung, and millions to landowners in long-term contracts to lease land for wind-turbines and solar panels, we cannot use the electricity being produced.
I would point out much of the electricity now produced, via these so-called green sources, is at an outrageous cost, at upwards of 80 cents per kWh, versus four to six cents though conventional means.
There is simply no proof that thousands of jobs were produced by switching to green energy, although undoubtedly South Korea likely has made gains in this regard.
What is even more shocking is Ontario could have bought surplus, cleanly produced electricity, from either Manitoba or Quebec, at a fraction of the cost to taxpayers. We currently have one of the highest costs of electricity in the country, which not only impacts on homeowners, but our manufacturing sector. It is time for a complete re-evaluation of Ontario’s plans for producing electricity, as our future welfare depends on it.
Larry Comeau, Ottawa