Constituents calling MPP for hydro help

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Chatham-Kent Essex MPP Rick Nicholls is after the provincial government to lower energy bills for families and businesses. The MPP said he’s receiving numerous calls from constituents, including two business owners who say their rising energy bills could force them out of business or out of the province.

“One business owner showed me his bills,’’ said Nicholls. “Despite conserving energy, he’s paying 45% more per kilowatt hour than he was two years ago.’’ Nicholls said another local business owner in the manufacturing sector just saw his global adjustment rate double from September to October, which caused his bill to increase by thousands of dollars.

Nicholls said government officials are telling him they plan to release a long-term energy plan within several weeks. “A promise to unveil a plan in a few months is little comfort for my constituents with a winter and higher energy bills on the way,’’ said Nicholls. “This comes years after the Liberals told my constituents that installing hundreds of wind turbines would lower their bills. Read article

9 thoughts on “Constituents calling MPP for hydro help

  1. Anyone who believes that the installation of thousands of useless, inefficient, overpriced wind turbines will lower bills, is a prime target for the corrupt Liberals. They are going to destroy this province, and it is intentional. Educate yourself on Agenda 21, and it all becomes crystal clear!

  2. George Smitherman, then Minister of Energy, stood up at Queen’s Park day after day, hammering away his message that the Green Energy Act would impact our hydro bills by only 1% per year. Why isn’t he being held accountable? Why isn’t he in prison?

  3. Ontario – where are you?

    ‘[excerpt] “One business owner showed me his bills,’’ said Nicholls. “Despite conserving energy, he’s paying 45% more per kilowatt hour than he was two years ago.’’ Nicholls said another local business owner in the manufacturing sector just saw his global adjustment rate double from September to October, which caused his bill to increase by thousands of dollars.’

    Toto – we’re not in Ontario anymore;
    and, we can always blame Mike Harris;
    and, that nice lady – with ‘red boots’
    has come to – to – to – well,
    show us the way – to hell.

    I love you Toto – always remember that.

  4. Unfortunately, the only way to reduce charges to ratepayers is to shift part the charges to taxpayers That’s not good either.
    The only solution is to reduce the costs. Probably too late. Over the next 20 years something on the order of $20 to $40 Billion dollars will go down a deep black hole, all for no environmental benefit and to actually cause increased emissions.

    • Nope sorry — It’s easily $110 Billion Down the Green Hole. (Alice in Wonderland style Green Energy goes down the Green Hole — rabbits go elsewhere) I have shown the math here before.

  5. The Green Energy Act was an intentional destructive law that would bankrupt Rural Ontario and force everyone to move to the city to survive!
    It had nothing to do with going “Green and Clean”…………………these Government officials should all be charged with TREASON!
    Agenda 21 ……..full on!!!!

  6. All business costs get passed on to the consumer but when these costs can no longer be passed on then the business moves or goes out of business.
    This present government wants to cost shift business electricty costs directly onto consumers and or taxpayers thru Hydo billing and taxes thus saving jobs.
    Many busnisses people were sold a bill-of-goods about “green”energy and how good this would be for business. Now they are feeling the effects of their support for “green” energy.

  7. My ‘budget billing’ is now $330 /month, up from $230 last year, up from $190 the year before.
    We use conservation measures, time of use and watch that the lights are not left on needlessly, almost all bulbs are the energy efficient flouresent type and we do not heat with electricity.

    I am a Professional Engineer and I’m seriously thinking of selling and moving out of province.

  8. Heinz is closing its Leamington canning factory.
    Aquired by a Warren Buffett company earlier this year.
    740 direct jobs, hundreds of part time jobs and 2,000-3,000 spinoff jobs.
    Appears Leamington will have to pay all the costs of a sewage treatment plant that was built to handle Heinz canning process waste. The plant was only running at 30% capacity.
    The Windsor Star has articles on this plant closure.

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