The Ontario Liberal Party’s opponents in Sarnia-Lambton aren’t impressed with the recent update of the province’s long-term energy plan. It predicts the average monthly residential bill of $125 will rise to $178 within five years, a 42% hike, as Ontario stops burning coal, goes ahead with refurbishing the Bruce and Darlington nuclear stations and continues adding renewable energy, such as wind turbines and biomass.
“I think it’s unfortunate that ratepayers aren’t going to see any break,” said Brian White, president of the Sarnia-Lambton NDP riding association, and a former candidate. It is only getting worse, he said.
“The approach of putting private corporations first, who stand to profit from the Green Energy Act, and who stand to profit from delivering power to Ontarians, is continuing to be the Liberal priority.” Read article