Category Archives: Green Energy Act

Kathleen Wynne backing away from McGuinty’s Ontario Green Energy Act

Scott Stinson, National Post It’s always instructive to see how a government frames an announcement that is backtracking on one of its own initiatives. Conveniently for the Ontario Liberals, they are amassing considerable experience in this regard. So, when the … Continue reading

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Wynne pulls the plug on $3.7 billion of wasted wind farming

Kelly McParland, National Post Kathleen Wynne must start every day surveying the list of messes bequeathed her by dear departed Dalton, and wondering which to address today. Power plants. Deficits. OLG. Horse racing. Unions.  How’s a premier to get any … Continue reading

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Prof Questions Benefits of Wind Turbines

At Guelph Are claims about the merits of wind power full of hot air? Wind turbines provide fewer economic and environmental benefits for Ontario than advocates had hoped for, says a new report by a University of Guelph economist. Ontario’s … Continue reading

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Is this the shape of things to come?

Pieter Van Hiel, Grimsby Lincoln News The air is still except for the whir of giant, heavy trucks raising huge clouds of dust as they roll down gravel roads. Surveyors and road crews seem to be down every country lane, … Continue reading

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Legal bullies: Wind turbine corporation picks ridiculous excuse to go after environmentalist

Ezra Levant, Edmonton Sun A $32 billion energy corporation has filed a massive lawsuit against an Ontario environmentalist named Esther Wrightman. It’s a SLAPP suit: Strategic litigation against public participation. It’s not really about legal arguments. It’s about crushing Wrightman … Continue reading

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Green isn’t all good

The Chronicle Journal IF legislation is a work in progress, Ontario’s Green Energy Act is increasingly an exercise in futility. Launched in 2009 with great fanfare by then premier Dalton McGuinty, this head-first dive into responsible energy production was to … Continue reading

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Green energy changes not retroactive: Minister

Niagara Falls Review NIAGARA FALLS - Local governments will get a voice in major new wind and solar projects, says Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli — but the existing ones are set in stone. Chiarelli announced Thursday the province will replace the … Continue reading

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Windpower no matter what—even if it means killing eagle habitat?

Matt McEachran, Lambton Shield I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people that like to pay a lot more for my hydro; it’s a small price to pay to save the environment. Hundreds of thousands of jobs … Continue reading

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Power plant cancellations: Green Energy Act looms behind gas plant mess

Andy Frame, Toronto Star Former premier Dalton McGuinty told a legislative committee this week that “there was a faulty selection process for gas plant sites and they were wrongly located and had to be shut down.” But that faulty process … Continue reading

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Save the Bornish Eagles Gathering

NexTerror cut down one eagle nest in Ontario already this year, and are eying up another at the Bornish project that was just approved last week. Please come with your friends, neighbours and family to the Save the Bornish Eagles … Continue reading

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Canada loses trade appeal over Ontario’s green energy legislation

CTV News TORONTO — Canada has lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization over Ontario’s green energy laws. Japan and the European Union brought the case three years ago, arguing that a part of the province’s green energy program … Continue reading

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Rift between farm groups may surface at CORE meeting Thursday

Sarnia Lambton Independent The rift in the farm community over wind turbines may be front and center Thursday as the anti-wind group in Enniskillen hosts another public forum. Conserve Our Rural Enniskillen – CORE -  was formed after wind energy … Continue reading

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Green Energy Act: Ontario government still sees no evil

Ross R. McKitrick and Kenneth P. Green, Toronto Sun Earlier this month the Fraser Institute published a report sharply critical of one of the flagship policies of the Ontario government, the Green Energy Act (GEA). We found the Act is … Continue reading

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Enniskillen has reason to be skeptical

By Peter Epp, Sarnia Observer No matter what you think about wind turbines and whether or not they are the cause of some health problems, the fact the structures are not wanted by some municipalities remains the enduring issue in … Continue reading

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Folly green giant smothering voice of rural Ontario

Christina Blizzard, Toronto Sun TORONTO - Out of sight — out of mind. That’s the only way to explain the complacency urban residents have for the desecration of rural Ontario. Politicians from small towns across the province came to Queen’s Park Thursday … Continue reading

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Enniskillen mayor skeptical of openness on Green Energy Act

Manitoulin Expositor During the Ontario Liberal leadership campaign, Kathleen Wynne promised to give municipalities across Ontario more say when it comes to wind farms, after the Green Energy Act of 2009 took that power completely away. To date my correspondence … Continue reading

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Are global wind power resource estimates overstated?

Submission wind turbines and NSERC study April 15 2013 Adams and Keith power estimates 2013 Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Re: Open Letter: Are global wind power resource estimates overstated? Attached is a study by Amanda S Adams from the Department … Continue reading

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The Wynne Turbine’s spin

Thompson Questions Premier on Scathing Fraser Report

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NextEra’s Next Nest

I spy with my little eye something that will NEVER AGAIN be removed by a wind developer in Ontario. An eagle nest. Over my dead body, NexTerror. When the community labels Nextera “NexTerror” and “NextError”, it isn’t for just any … Continue reading

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Is Ontario’s Green Energy Act leading to rising energy costs?

By Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA) will soon put the province at or near the top of North American electricity costs, with consequences for the province’s economic growth and competitiveness, according to … Continue reading

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Wind power’s prevailing direction in Canada? Big and foreign-owned

Richard Blackwell, The Globe and Mail The vast majority of Canadian wind power production is now controlled by a handful of large companies, many of them foreign owned, replacing community groups that were initially seen as the backbone of alternative … Continue reading

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Ontario paying a high price for Green Energy Act

Scott Stinson, National Post The handy thing about the Ontario Liberals’ spectacular mishandling of the energy file, as an example of poor governance, is that there is really something for everyone. A shameless political decision that came with a significant … Continue reading

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Former mayor joins anti-wind turbine group

By Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer It was the Ontario government’s decision to close the Lambton Generating Station that convinced Larry O’Neill to tear up his Liberal Party membership card. The veteran municipal politician in Enniskillen Township, past county warden, former … Continue reading

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Don’t look for justice in Ontario’s ‘debate’ on wind turbines

It’s wealthy corporate behemoths supported by the government against vulnerable people with limited financial resources. Toronto Star - When there’s social injustice, you don’t expect large corporations, the provincial government and a union like the CAW to be climbing into bed … Continue reading

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Don’t look for justice in Ontario’s ‘debate’ on wind turbines

Anne McNeilly, Toronto Star When there’s social injustice, you don’t expect large corporations, the provincial government and a union like the CAW to be climbing into bed together to ignore the problem. But slap a motherhood label on the issue, … Continue reading

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Join us outside the Toronto Confrence Centre Wed APRIL 3 @ 11:30am!

Here is a great opportunity to bring our message to the city! Join us and help distribute 6,000 flyers telling city people why the government’s energy policy is not working and is harmful to our economy, our residents and our … Continue reading

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CCSAGE/Ostrander Point update

CCSAGE Breaking: Please plan to attend a protest rally on Tuesday afternoon, April 2 at the Proctor & Gamble facility in Belleville on the occasion of a publicity visit by Premier Wynne.  We need to deliver a message to her.  More details to follow. In the … Continue reading

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Watch out. It could happen in your community

Alena Schram, Financial Post I love the look of serene, shimmering wind turbines standing sentry on a hill. Especially when they’re in some isolated place. In Europe. And green energy delights me. I’d like to bequeath my grandchildren a clean … Continue reading

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Warden worried about second wave of wind energy; 900 turbines possible in southern Ontario

Sarnia Lambton Independent Lambton County Warden Todd Case is worried southwestern Ontario will be flooded with industrial wind turbines when the provincial government offers energy contracts to large companies soon. He wants the provincial government to rethink the green energy … Continue reading

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne greeted by anti-wind protesters in Clinton

By Chip Martin, The London Free Press She faced a hostile crowd of about 80 wind-turbine opponents later in Clinton, when she arrived to address a roundtable on agricultural issues sponsored by the Huron Chamber of Commerce. Huron-Bruce riding, which … Continue reading

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