Green Energy Act falling short of goals, report says

By Jonathan Jenkins, Toronto Sun Queen’s Park Bureau
TORONTO – The province is “distracted” with renewable energy generation when it should focus more on conserving energy, Environment Commissioner Gord Miller said Tuesday. “Conservation is the cheapest form of new energy,” Miller said, releasing a report into how well Ontario has met it’s conservation goals in the Green Energy Act. “We have the technology to make substantial savings. We’ve done quite a bit but we have huge potential going forward.

“That’s why the emphasis in this report is to get the focus back on conservation.” The report says Ontario has made some progress in getting energy efficiency embedded in the building code and in greening the public service.

But a goal in the three-year-old GEA to be a North American leader in home appliance energy efficiency has been “quietly abandoned” and a promise to make home energy audits mandatory before selling is “completely outstanding,” Miller said. Read article

9 thoughts on “Green Energy Act falling short of goals, report says

  1. Welll….. it could just be that there are a lot of twits with their fingers in the environmental file causing all of officialdom to run hither and yon declaring emergencies and implementing solutions for which there are no problems…

    Anyway…here are some words — let’s play a game and see if you can organize them in a sentence which describes the situation…

    kettle, pot McGuinty, black, Miller, destroy, Gordon, calling, case, Dalton’s, troops, environment, Nero, fiddled, burned, Isn’t, while, the forests, windfarms, and, drooped, burned….

    No prize — just some amusement. Let’s see who comes up with the best epitaph (or do I mean epithet?) for the environmental situation.

  2. Wonder haw much mercury is in the landfills already because conservation is forcing people to use CFL bulbs now? Guess it can’t be as bad as the coal burning particles in the air can it

  3. Green Energy Act falling short of goals? How can that be? You mean the Ontario Liberals didn’t deliberately set out on their own to solve all the problems of glowbull warming by shutting down the coal stations, implementing a strategy of useless ‘greed energy’ that would drive electricity prices so high it would drive industry out of the province and make sure that things were so uncomfortable for people living in the country that they would be forced out of the homes and back to the cities where they can join all the other lemmings living a sustainable lifestyle? Could of fooled me…. I’m pretty sure that the Ontario Liberals are wildly happy with the success of meeting their goals…..

  4. ‘[excerpt] “Conservation is the cheapest form of new energy,” Miller said,’
    I’m not getting it.
    Nope – still not getting it.

    • Oh – I think I get it!
      It’s a gimmick –
      It’s like saying:
      Do you want to eat, or, do you want a job?

      I’m always on the ball!

  5. Conservation/rationing is the cheapest form of energy old or new. Also known as demand side management.

    • The Tabuns thrill – unmatched

      ‘[excerpt] The report shows the government isn’t really committed to conserving energy, New Democratic Party MPP Peter Tabuns said.

      “I don’t think they are interested in conservation because I think they want an increased demand for electricity and they want that to ensure that there is a market for the nuclear building plans that they have,” Tabuns said.’

      Collapse the economy – Tabuns -Economics 101 – perfect
      What does he wear to the office?

  6. Not to worry Commissioner Gordo, your fascination
    with conservation will become a self-fulfilling prophecy
    as the GEA will effectively destroy the Ontario economy
    within a few short years.

  7. “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

    -C.S. Lewis

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