The biggest scandal of the Kathleen Wynne/Dalton McGuinty Liberal government of Ontario — the cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga — stems directly from its disastrous blunder into green energy. The legacy of this foolish, reckless decision is now a criminal investigation that extends into the premier’s office, as well as billions of wasted dollars that will have to be paid by Ontarians for decades to come.
The controversy besmirches what the Wynne/McGuinty Liberals claim as one of their proudest achievements — their elimination of coal-fired plants to produce electricity, replacing it, they say, with cleaner, greener wind and solar power. That claim is nonsense. Wind and solar power can’t replace coal because they can’t provide base load power on demand to the electricity grid.
Aside from being outrageously expensive — wind and solar are only economically viable with massive public subsidies, costing billions of dollars, which taxpayers and hydro consumers will be paying for decades to come — they are also notoriously unreliable. Read article