Wynne’s smoke and mirrors energy plan

WYNNE NEGLECTToronto Sun
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

13 thoughts on “Wynne’s smoke and mirrors energy plan

  1. Why are we relying on wind? …..We are inundated by wind company propaganda and lobbiests from the US.
    They are railroading our government into wind subsidies…our pockets are still half full
    in Canada and we don’t have trillions of dollars in debt to deal with. When the US government
    can not afford subsidies any longer the wind companies head north to steal from the Canadian taxpayers.. a case in point……Can we stop the destruction of our natural resources Lake Erie
    is once again at risk……..

    Lake Erie Power Corp (LEPC) is proposing to install a 1,000 MW
    electrical transmission line consisting of two cables under Lake Erie
    from Nanticoke to Pennsylvania. “Notice of Commencement and Public Open
    House” flyers were placed in local mailboxes this week and in The Dunnville
    Sachem. They are having a drop-in-style open house on Tuesday, Dec.
    10/13 at Nanticoke Community Hall, 38 Rainham Rd., Nanticoke from 2:00
    pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Their flyer says that “this proposed
    project will enhance grid reliability and stability and will enable the
    delivery of excess clean energy generated in Ontario to meet the growing
    demand for electricity in Pennsylvania.” They hope to pass all required
    approvals and assessments to begin construction in 2015 and completed in
    2017 according to the Globe and Mail article from Sept. 12/13..

  2. Who is Barry Grossman?…….okay – we know he’s an executive;
    and that’s really nice – but, does he jog – too?

    ‘[excerpt] The project requires approval by 2015. To achieve this, LEPC is holding a series of meetings with local, state and federal agencies, as well as environmental groups and local residents to discuss the project and alleviate any concerns.

    Erie County Executive Barry Grossman said, “The principals at Lake Erie Power are proven developers with a track record for successfully conducting meaningful and responsible community outreach. We welcome Lake Erie Power to our region and believe that their low environmental impact project will generate much needed benefits to the area. Jobs and improving energy reliability and stability are vital ingredients to supporting sustainable community and regional growth. Not only will the project be entirely financed through private investment, it will provide new tax revenues the county can use to help support the services we provide to our residents.”

    John Elliot, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, said, “Diversifying our energy portfolio is something many regions talk about but never truly realize. The Lake Erie CleanPower Connector provides us the opportunity to do just that. This advantage will help in our ongoing efforts to attract new businesses to Erie County.”

    Power Advisory LLC, a North American consulting firm specializing in electricity market analysis and strategy, has welcomed the project in Canada. “This project is a good fit for both regions,” said Jason Chee-Aloy, Managing Director. “Ontario has produced surplus clean energy over the past five years, and PJM has a need. The Lake Erie CleanPower Connector will benefit both markets.”
    http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/lake-erie-cleanpower-connector-to-deliver-energy-from-ontario-into-pennsylvania-1830107.htm

    • Thank you! – Ontario – no hard feelings!
      We’ve waited one hundred years!

      1. ‘[excerpt] Erie County Executive Barry Grossman
      2. ‘[excerpt] John Elliot, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, said, “Diversifying our energy portfolio is something many regions talk about but never truly realize. The Lake Erie CleanPower Connector provides us the opportunity to do just that. This advantage will help in our ongoing efforts to attract new businesses to Erie County.”’

      Get Rid of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA)
      ‘[excerpt] Power Advisory LLC, a North American consulting firm specializing in electricity market analysis and strategy, has welcomed the project in Canada. “This project is a good fit for both regions,” said Jason Chee-Aloy, Managing Director. “Ontario has produced surplus clean energy over the past five years, and PJM has a need. The Lake Erie CleanPower Connector will benefit both markets.’

      Premier Social Justice to Ontarian’s –
      if you want a wind turbine – you can have one

      Again – Get Rid of the OPA

    • Hey Friend of the Eagles,

      Mark this – a ‘big event’ –
      You say,
      ‘[excerpt] “Notice of Commencement and Public Open
      House” flyers were placed in local mailboxes this week and in The Dunnville
      Sachem. They are having a drop-in-style open house on Tuesday, Dec.
      10/13 at Nanticoke Community Hall, 38 Rainham Rd., Nanticoke from 2:00
      pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Their flyer says that “this proposed
      project will enhance grid reliability and stability and will enable the
      delivery of excess clean energy generated in Ontario to meet the growing
      demand for electricity in Pennsylvania.”

      So while Ontario citizens are freezing in the dark…..
      and, told to conserve energy
      Nanticoke will be polluting – tiny particulate matter into the air – 24/7 –
      far worse than cheap coal;
      and, Premier Social Justice – jogs!

      How stupid was Dalton McGuinty?

  3. If the MSM had done a proper job of investigative reporting, Ontario would not be in the situation it’s in today. The people had to do the investigations.

    The proposed Lake Erie cables are just more proof that Ontarians are going to furnish the U.S. with electricity at their, Ontatians, expense.

  4. The coal power plants in the western part of Pennsylvania are going to be closed. No explanation of where new power was to come from was given.
    Do we have any Pennsylvania contacts to share this information with? Maybe have to go through New York contacts to reach them?

  5. Energy Minister? John Elliot – on ‘diversity’

    ‘[excerpt] John Elliot, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, said, “Diversifying our energy portfolio is something many regions talk about but never truly realize.’

    – do ‘diversity and jogging’ – hang together?

    Where’s the mayor, and council – diversifying?
    …….or jogging?

    Welcome to Cuckoo Land – ‘diversity’ – Aha – hahahahahahahahaha…..
    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha……….

  6. Our wind warriors from the USA have also shown concern over the latest Lake Erie plight.
    More turbines state side are getting ready to further harm our migrating wildlife.

    “Just heard that LEEDCo put forward their new plan for 5,000 MW (1,667
    WTs @ 3 MW each-though they did not indicate the exact size of each
    turbine) for Lake Erie (Ohio waters?).

    This was at their recent required
    public informational meeting at the main public library in Cleveland.

    Any remaining Monarchs, dragonflies trying to cross Lake Erie would be
    wiped out for sure.”

  7. Lake Erie Power Corp., Registered Jan.17,2013
    Current Officer Name: John C. Douglas
    Company ID No.8408416
    http://www.canada-companies-info.com/lake-erie-power-corp-cs2i

    Lake Erie Power Corp.
    Lake Erie Power connector is to be connected to the PJM Network comprised of 13 states and Washington,D.C.
    Development Team:
    AECOM Technology Corp.
    HDR Inc.
    Deiss & Halmi
    London Economics International
    Power Advisory LLC
    Power GEM
    Ogilvy Government Relations
    Novak Strategic Advisors
    Tory LLP
    Baker & Bott LLP
    Allen & Gerritsen
    http://www.lakeeriepower.com

  8. Pennsylvana coal miners and power plant workers are supposed to lose their jobs so that wind power can come from Canada?

  9. Windpower Engineering & Development, Oct.21,2013
    “HVDC connector to bring Canada-generated power to U.S.”
    JCM Capital, Toronto, has closed financing for Lake Erie Power Corp’s $1 billion project.
    http://www.windpowerengineering.com/featured/business-news-projects/hvdc-connector-bring-canada-generated-power-u-s

    Supplying Quebec power via cable to New York City is a much different political situation than bringing power into and thru coal mining states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.
    This connector project is supposed to have all the needed permits in 2015 which is prior to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. There probably are enough votes in these states to swing a presidential election and people aren’t going to vote themselves out of jobs.
    This could also effect the 2014 congressional elections as well.
    So the people in the Nanticoke area should recognize that the people of Pennsylvania are going to have something to say about this connector cable as well.
    The coal miner’s union, UMW, plays political hardball.

  10. I have to ask —
    (I don’t ask for much..).

    What is the NPV of these values c.1858:
    “Stock of the Bank of England: £50,000
    Stock of the Bank of Ireland: 100,000
    East India Stock: 35,000”

    books.google.ca / E-book – Free / The Law Times, Volume 37, April 5, 1862, page 293

    Riverbank

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