As local families prepare to dig deeper to cover mounting hydro bills, the Ontario government has confirmed it plans to move forward with wind development, despite its recently announced plan to pay wind producers to stop producing energy.
The Liberal government is calling for half of the province’s energy to be generated by wind and solar operations by 2025, according to the province’s new long-term energy plan released Monday.At the same time, the province recently rolled out a plan to allow wind producers to be paid to stop energy production in light of the province’s current surplus of power.
Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley said the scenario is another example of how the Green Energy Act is failed public policy. “Everyone knows it but the Minister of Energy and the government,” Bradley said Tuesday. “If they wanted to reach out and show it’s a new government with a new premier, this is the one issue that, for good public policy reasons, they could retreat on and receive a lot of credit for it.” Read article