TORONTO — The Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne released its long-term plan for energy Monday. It reminded me of the old Soviet Union, which kept putting out 10- and 20-year plans and then never achieved any of its goals. If only Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli had slammed his shoe down on the podium and yelled, “Nyet, nyet, nyet!” the picture would have been perfect.
By my count, this is the third time the Liberals have revised their energy plan. And every time they re-do it, the price goes up. Estimates were vague and confusing about how much this will impact your energy bill. The Liberals claim it’s 33% over five years. The Ontario Taxpayers Federation said 42%. Others said it was around 36%. Among the other key figures is a pledge to have 11% of the energy supply from wind by 2025.
The question is “why?” Why are we handing over our precious energy supply to something as unreliable as the wind? Read article