McGuinty’s good intentions may pave his exit route from government

by John Ivison, National Post

Excerpt:  The Green Energy Act sounds wholesome — who could object to more wind and solar energy — the golden retriever puppies of power generation? The answer is, just about everyone, bar the most ardent of environmentalists. For one thing, renewables account for less than 5% of Ontario Power Generation’s production and when the wind doesn’t blow, or sun doesn’t shine, the grid relies on greenhouse gas producing natural gas for back-up. The province has shut down 7500MW of coal-generated power but added 6500 MW of natural gas-fired production, which means the environmental benefits are not all the Liberals crack them up to be.  Read article