National Post editorial board: European energy lessons for Dalton McGuinty

National Post Editorial Board
The failure of green-energy policies throughout Europe provides an important lesson for Canadian politicians — especially Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his fellow Liberals, who have rushed headlong into green alternatives such as wind, solar and biofuel with as much enthusiasm (and taxpayer money) as any government in North America.  Read article

9 thoughts on “National Post editorial board: European energy lessons for Dalton McGuinty

  1. McGuinty will not learn anything until the “underlings” (as he would view the status of our own Municipal Councils) take action on OUR behalf!
    The ROMA conference rebellion could go a long way to reversing this mad man’s Green Nightmare!

  2. This is a well presented editorial, and very timely. One thing i don’t understand is this reference:

    {The Ont. government] “Over the past 18 months, it has announced it won’t stick the provincial landscape full of giant wind tower turbines”
    A look at the maps on this site appear to show the opposite. From all indications it is full speed ahead with turbine development. Any ideas as to the reference?

  3. Of course they are ignoring the fact that enough statistical evidence existed over two years ago to show that the program for renewable energy was a failure here in Ontario.

    So we need the lessons of Europe? I think not.

    We need the provincial government to quit faking that they are bringing clean power online when the stations (water power) existed almost a century ago. We need them to quit pretending that they fresh built new water power stations when in fact they mothballed them — then revived them.

    Sometimes the NP gets it right. Sometimes I think that some of their editorial staff are a little thick. Sometimes it’s pointless pontification — too little and too late!

    There are Lies, d@mned lies and Liberal Party Policy….

  4. Just saw this this morning… I guess there are some NEW lessons…

    http://www.thegwpf.org/international-news/5035-green-germany-half-a-million-families-sitting-in-the-dark.html

    Many households in Germany are no longer able to pay their electricity bills. As a result, around half a million households are sitting in the dark.

    The sharp price increases for electricity and gas is leading to serious payment problems for more and more consumers – even to dark apartments. Because of unpaid bills an estimated 600,000 households in Germany had their power cut off in 2010, said the consumer watch dog Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen which is based in Düsseldorf. This estimate is based on a survey of local energy providers in Germany’s most populous state.

    And so on… See the link for more…

    • Thanks for the link ………
      Time to switch off McGuinty tout suite..
      It would be appropriate to have a debt counter in Toronto /New York/ London/ Germany/ or on line (a tv/web screen ticking away the $$$$$$$$ this Jackass is flittering away per min and day) on electricity paid exports and steamed off and spilled water..and the dollar figure to each IWT company collecting the taxpayers dollars.
      Pictures ………..don’t know how how to do this but if DTromp has a few bucks with this cause then…….lets ask the question!

  5. Brookfield Renewable Power Inc & Brookfield Asset Manage-CL A
    http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/people.asp?privcapId=875543
    Harry A. Goldgut , Chairman > Jack M.Mintz, Board of Brookfield Asset Manage-CL A > Colin Andersen, OPA/Ontario Power Authority & OFA Ontario Financing Authority.
    And:
    Jack M. Mintz > Moreau Shepple Inc, Board > Patrick J. Lavelle > Colin Andersen,OPA
    http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/people.asp?ticker=MSI:CN

  6. Another day, another lesson…
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/green-energys-deadly-doldrums/article2347929/

    The numbers are dismal. The stock of Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems AS, the world’s biggest wind turbine maker, has plunged 90 per cent over the past four years. The United States’ leading solar firm, First Solar Inc., (FSLR-Q37.20-3.25-8.03%) has fallen from more than $250 (U.S.) to just over $40 in that same period. And Norway’s huge solar equipment maker Renewable Energy Corp. is trading at one-fortieth of its price at the start of 2008.

    Dismal? Really? Anyone tell Airhead — our Premier?

    Light up his solar panels and charge up his fluff-between -the-ears — he needs to read that article.

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