Category Archives: Renewables

Ontario’s big wind bonanza: Over 90% of subsidies funneled to just 11 companies

Yes, everyone would need to pay a little more for renewable power, the public was told, but the benefits would be widely shared, for the ultimate benefit of all. But then something else happened. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Fantasies about global warming and other delusions will fare poorly in 2015

2015 will see more ethnic groups within today’s cobbled-together countries successfully assert their autonomy, with the greatest changes occurring in the Middle East. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Hottest year ever?! Climate doomsayers may have hit the panic button a little too early

Global warming doomsayers have issues confronting reality. Continue reading

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Toronto Hydro’s ratepayers pay dearly for electing GTA Liberals

(December 14, 2014) Anyone aware of the fallout from the Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk’s report on “smart meters” knows Ontario’s Energy Minister, Bob Chiarelli, challenged her report suggesting the energy sector was hard to understand because it is so “complex”!

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Lawrence Solomon: Ill winds blow from wind turbines

The wind industry is dangerous to human health, posing risks to everything from dizziness and nausea to chronic stress and heart conditions. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Consume less. No, no; consume more!

The Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) 2014 “conservation” budget at $483 million is presumably based on directions from the Energy Minister, Bob Chiarelli. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: WHO’s facts are right!

(September 11, 2014) The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued Fact Sheet No 266, “Climate change and health” and one of the facts they published was this one …

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Green energy and Ontario’s surging cost of power

(August 29, 2014) Hydro bills have increased dramatically since the provincial government introduced its Green Energy Act.

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Achtung, Ontario! Renewables are a money pit

Germany’s $412-billion lesson for Ontario. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Electricity in Ontario—Premier Wynne’s transparency is opaque

(August 5, 2014) According to the 2012 Yearbook of Electricity Distributors on the OEB’s (Ontario Energy Board) website the total electricity purchased by local distribution companies (LDCs) in Ontario for 2012 was 125.3 terawatts (TWh).

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