Meeting requested over senior official’s comments

LAMBTONSarnia Observer
A group of rural Lambton County mayors want to know why Ontario is making plans for more wind projects after Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli’s chief of staff said the province has all the energy it needs. Lambton Warden Todd Case, who is also mayor of Warwick Township, said the senior official in the energy minister’s office made the comment two months ago in a meeting Case attended, along with officials from Waste Management Canada’s Twin Creeks Landfill near Watford.

Ontario reduced how much it pays for electricity generated from landfill gas, and officials from the township and company were arguing for the rate cut to be reversed to make it more economical for the Warwick project to move ahead. “And,” Case said, “the chief of staff turned and looked to us and said, ‘We don’t need any more energy in Ontario. We have all the energy we need.'”

Because of that, Case has joined with Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper and Enniskillen Township Mayor Kevin Marriott to request a meeting with Chiarelli to ask him why the province is still making plans for new wind projects. “If we don’t need any more power, and we’ve got all we need,” Case said, “why would we even think about entertaining any more wind turbine contracts?” Read article

8 thoughts on “Meeting requested over senior official’s comments

  1. With all the fires and damage after these fires to neighbouring homes and communities I can’t understand moving forward?
    Recently had it explained to me that these wind mills do not even require fire protection????
    Duh!

  2. “why would we even think about entertaining any more wind turbine contracts
    I can only say is because they only want to get the subsidies (our current we generated thru labour called money) which is legally given to them by your puppeteers servants that you voted for that have been bought and sold out by them.
    Yours truly legal juris fiction they have us in.

  3. The current controlling masters – and it hasn’t changed much over many centuries – have a commonality of intent: to extract the last ounces of profit and prestige from any and all assets and opportunities that fall into their grasp.

  4. Large financial institutions and pension funds are on the hook for these IWTs. Most of the time the developers sell out and move on to newer projects.
    It’s these ultimate owners that will be hurt the most if they should be shut down.
    The very same parties that can put the political pressure on at QP to keep this scam going. The sink hole keeps on getting bigger.
    Just imagine what trouble there will be when 6900 + IWTs are installed.

  5. In my opinion the reason why public landfills can’t get a contract is because they can’t contribute to campaign fundraisers. 2010 Essex landfill got shut out but a private landfill got a contract. Essex’s at the time was 3rd from the top and then got bumped back, it’s now at 50 in the queue.
    Walker Industries Open House, June 12/ 10 2800 Thorold Townline Rd Niagara Falls
    “See how landfill gas is harnessed and used for renewable energy”

  6. Start grinning – keep grinning – hold!

    ‘[excerpt] Bob Chiarelli ‏@Bob_Chiarelli 21 Nov

    A resounding endorsement from @algore for a #coalfreeON. We are taking serious action against climate change. #Onpoli #ONenergy’
    https://twitter.com/Bob_Chiarelli

    [excerpt] Case said, “the chief of staff turned and looked to us and said, ‘We don’t need any more energy in Ontario. We have all the energy we need.’”

    Because of that, Case has joined with Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper and Enniskillen Township Mayor Kevin Marriott to request a meeting with Chiarelli to ask him why the province is still making plans for new wind projects. “If we don’t need any more power, and we’ve got all we need,” Case said, “why would we even think about entertaining any more wind turbine contracts?”’

    So what’s the answer – to what question?

    Are you still grinning?

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