From LSARC in response to Press Release from the Office of the ECO
NO ONE with any real grasp of ecology thinks Ontario has anything but a criminal record on environmental issues since the Green Energy Act enabled the industrialization of minimally impacted wilderness and wetland. “Perhaps it’s a failure in how we develop policy.” Well yes, indeed! Billions have been squandered on bad policy because as the Auditor General of Ontario recently pointed out :
Although the Ministry consulted with stakeholders in developing the supply-mix directives, the LTEP, and the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, billions of dollars were committed to renewable energy without fully evaluating the impact, the trade-offs, and the alternatives through a comprehensive business-case analysis. Specifically, the OPA, the OEB, and the IESO acknowledged that:
- no independent, objective, expert investigation had been done to examine the potential effects of renewable-energy policies on prices, job creation, and greenhouse gas emissions; and
- no thorough and professional cost/benefit analysis had been conducted to identify potentially cleaner, more economically productive, and cost-effective alternatives to renewable energy, such as energy imports and increased conservation.
You and the Liberal government are egregiously wrong! There are not just three steps. That essential cost/benefit analysis is missing. Then there is that problematic accountability mechanism to work on so that we have some means to accurately measure effectiveness…
This atrociously expensive experiment with NON-CONSCENTING human subjects and our non-renewable endangered spaces and species has no doubt dampened the public’s enthusiasm for things “green”. though clearly there are some who delight in the misfortune of others…
“The silence from the Ministry of Natural Resources has been deafening” and you are not the only one to notice but they have been told not to comment to those of us asking why our endangered species are being sacrificed to wind technology which has repeatedly been proven, most recently in BENTEK Energy’s WInd Power Paradox, to be too unreliable to live up to the claims made in the sales pitch.
Under your tenure as ECO more and more permits to kill harm harass and destroy habitat of endangered species are being issued and the silence from you is equally debilitating. Perhaps you should accept some blame for the current sorry state of affairs.