“Rates going up 1.7% on November 1st 2014″

That’s the message the Ontario Energy Board is pushing on the consumers of electricity in Ontario……….BUT…………………..it’s a LIE!!!

Does a rate increase of 13.2 % seem more realistic?

Welcome to the “surreal corruption-ridden world of Ontario’s Energy Sector!”

Ontario Energy Board: strange math behind time-of-use pricing

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Magic tricks: how the OEB explains electricity bill increases

The Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) news release of October 16, 2014 tells us that our rates will once again increase on November 1, 2014, but only by 1.7% on the total bill. In their Backgrounder, the OEB tells us that  “Electricity prices make up about half the total of an average household bill.”

If they are telling us they have increased “electricity prices” they should be explaining how much rates are going up in dollars and percentages, and not relate it to the total bill—but maybe that’s a way to lessen the visual impact.  If they were truthful they would annualize the increase.  If they had done that, the story would then be that the electricity portion of our bills has increased 13.2%, measured from the prices applicable on October 31, 2013.

The On-peak rate as of October 31, 2013 was 12.4 cents/kWh and effective November 1, 2014 will be 14 cents/kWh. That’s an increase of 12.9%.  Mid-peak rates one year ago were 10.4 cents/kWh and on November 1, 2014 will be 11.4 cents/kWh, an increase of 9.6%. Off-peak rates will jump to 7.7 cents/kWh from 6.7 cents/kWh, an increase of 22.3%.

Taken together, those increases in the price we pay for electricity increased 13.2 %, or $8.87 a month, and $106.44 for a full year.

OEB not coming clean

The OEB has also never come clean about the requirement to no longer include “line losses” on the electricity line of ratepayers’ bills.  That should have driven time-of-use/TOU pricing down by 5.2%, but didn’t!  Those line losses, effective August 2013 should have reduced electricity costs and increased the delivery line on ratepayers’ bills by an equivalent amount, yet were “forgotten” in the explanations offered by the OEB.  The 5.2% line loss reallocation would represent 33.3 kWh on an average (800 kWh) monthly ratepayer bill. In dollar terms, that’s a $3.95-per-month decrease or $47.40 annually—but it didn’t.  Taken together, the hidden line loss increase, coupled with the approved OEB increase, raised average electricity prices by $12.82 monthly or $153.84 annually.

In just one year, the 4.6 million residential ratepayers in Ontario will have had another $707.7 million removed from their disposable income just to cover the cost of electricity. That’s way over the rate of inflation.  Added to that will be the dollars extracted for rate increases for distribution and regulatory charges for  the other “half the total of an average household bill.

Energy poverty in Ontario

For stay-at-home parents, seniors living on fixed incomes, or the disabled, the increases will affect their ability to simply put food on their tables!

Time for the OEB to come clean with ratepayers and issue “transparent” news, rather than abuse the ratepayers by hiding the true costs of the “greening” of Ontario with wind and solar intermittent generation.

©Parker Gallant

October 19, 2014

The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent Wind Concerns Ontario policy.

When you listen to the psycho-babble of Greenies who spout the words “sustainable development” a red flag should go off in your head immediately and if you listen to what comes afterwards, it is a litany of Marxist dialogue which will end with a hateful attack on “CAPITALISM”!

Guess who the culprit is within all this garbage?……………Climate Change!…..after all, one has to blame something or someone when trying to organize a seditious movement against the Free World!

Hitler did it in the 30’s…………..Stalin and Lenin used hatred to mobilize the people.. Get someone or something to HATE and then funnel that hatred for the underlying agenda of changing the leadership roles of Governments.

Don’t believe it’s actually happening today?

Naomi Klein, who is just another “self proclaimed environmentalist” helps us out with proof this is happening as she quacks off about her true green agenda with no holds barred about what she really wants to happen…………………..it has nothing to do with saving the world from man-made Global Warming but is all about destroying Capitalism and replacing it with Socialism.

Hats off Naomi for being so “out there”! We’re pretty sure the insiders at the U.N. who have crafted their messages so anonymously must be a bit perturbed you’ve been so frank about their insidious plans for humanity. Good luck with “hangin’ with the power brokers”!

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FULL-FRONTAL ENVIRONMENTALISM: WE KNEW IT ALL ALONG

POSTED ON BY STEVEN HAYWARD IN CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT

There’s an old line that environmentalists are “watermelons”—green on the outside, red on the inside. A lot of environmentalists will take great offense if you say this: No no! We like economic growth and capitalism just fine! We just want it to be “sustainable,” whatever that means. And don’t ask for specificity about what “sustainability” means in detail, unless you have a lot of time and a full bottle of hootch handy. Before long you’ll figure out that “sustainable” is just a code word for green things we like, and that it has no rigor whatsoever aside from old-fashioned factor-efficiency, which economists figured out over a century ago at least.

But anyway, environmentalists resist being called socialists. But next week Naomi Klein is coming out with a book called This Changes Everything. In case you’ve forgotten your show notes, Klein is the author of The Shock Doctrine, a book ragingly popular with the far left that is so far gone into absurd conspiracizing and looney renderings of “neoliberalism” that it makes Lyndon LaRouche look positively staid by comparison.

What is the “this” that “changes everything” in her title? Why climate change, don’t you know? And what does it “change”? Why capitalism, of course. The argument of the book in one sentence is that only overthrowing capitalism can solve climate change. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s how the progressive lefty site CommonDreams described it today: “Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism.” For this bit of candor about what we’ve long suspected of the climate campaign, we owe Klein and her followers a debt of thanks. I’m going to send her a bouquet of (sustainably-raised) flowers.

READ MORE HERE:

 

When people take the word of a U.N. Secretary General on what’s going to kill us all, aka. “Global Warming” (now Climate Change) without questioning where he got his proof, then all one can say is that the “patients have taken over the asylum!”

This nothing more than Agenda 21’s last gasp at taking over the governance of the world by way of “Communitarianism”. 

Just because we see and hear that thousands upon thousands of people have taken to the streets to show the rest of the world that “they are RIGHT and we stay at home informed people are WRONG” doesn’t mean squat!

Just like what Naomi Klein just said when she was asked:

Warmist Naomi Klein: ‘Dealing with the climate crisis will require a completely different economic system

During the panel discussion, Klein was asked: “Even if climate change issue did not exist, you would be calling for same structural changes. Klein responded:  ‘Yeah.’

Following the panel, Climate Depot asked Klein if she would support all the same climate “solutions” even if the science was wrong.

“Yes, I would still be for social justice even if there was not climate change. Yes, you caught me Marc,” Klein answered sarcastically as she abruptly ended the interview. [Also see: EU Commissioner: Global Warming Policy Is Right Even If Science Is Wrong ]

So there you have it………it’s not about a fake Climate Change issue but all about a new world governance without any input from the Industrialized Nations who have ruined the Third World and should feel guilty about heating their homes and cooking their meals using anything BUT Wind Energy or Solar Energy. They call it “SOCIAL JUSTICE”.

What they really mean is that everyone in the world should have no more or no less than the next. Sound familiar? Of course these elite “leaders” who are dictating this Agenda should be exempt from this plan to downgrade your life to a cave dwelling existence! (Al Gore is the poster boy for grinding out a living by burning the shit out of fossil fuels to hop scotch around the world to get out a message that we fossil fuel burners are nothing more than pieces of human waste).

But then that’s not as bad as being called “maggots” by David Suzuki, but hey, what does one expect by deranged individuals who have signed unto the UN’s perverted view of the world!

Sit back and enjoy to the gaggle of gerbils as they wind their way down New Yorks’ streets screaming that we should embrace a Carbon Tax on everything we eat or drink or use that involves processing with fossil fuels………..welcome to the new world of uninformed stupidity and ignorance!

One more thing. While you sit there and watch the clown show, turn on all your lights and electrical appliances along with every gas powered accessory in your garage and enjoy the sounds and visual stimulation called your life at home and thank the Industrial Revolution for these magic machines that make your life so rewarding.

Climate March Expected To Draw Thousands

Posted: 09/21/2014
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NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – World leaders including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were set to join farmers, fishermen, children and others in a massive demonstration on Sunday to demand action on climate change.

Organizers are expecting 100,000 to join the People’s Climate March in midtown Manhattan ahead of this week’s U.N. General Assembly, which brings together 120 world leaders to discuss reducing carbon emissions that threaten the environment.

The gathering will include celebrities such as musician Sting, scientists in lab coats, labor groups, 20 marching bands and floats powered by biodiesel vehicles or pulled by hand, said Jamie Henn, spokesman for 350.org, which organized the event with more than a dozen other environmental, labor and social justice groups.

READ MORE HERE (if you can stomach it)

Here’s a guy with the nerve of a “canal horse”!

As a Premier of this Province he basically drained the tax payers pockets of every red cent he could, insituted a long range plan to basically ruin the future of most Ontarians for decades to come, dismantled a healthy and affordable electricity sector and was involved in hundreds of scandals that will never go away.

THEN, amazingly, has the absolute gall to show back up inside the Pink Building called Queen’s park to register as a lobbyist for a firm that develops software for educational purposes!

WOW………….now there’s a company to keep a wary eye on!

What planet does this guy live on and another question, why would any legitimate firm ever solicit this guy to help them get hands on more tax payer’s dollars????

Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty defends decision to register as government lobbyist

Canadian Press | September 17, 2014

Former premier Dalton McGuinty is defending his decision to become a registered lobbyist for a Kitchener-based company that got more than $3 million in Ontario government contracts last year.

McGuinty signed on to the lobbyist registry in late August — 18 months after he left office — to act on behalf of Kitchener-based Desire2Learn, which develops educational software. The company’s Brightspace system helps teachers deliver lessons and assign group work online. It is also adaptable for postsecondary and business settings.

McGuinty says schools around the world are introducing more technology into learning and he wants them to use made-in-Ontario products instead of American-made technology.

In a statement to The Canadian Press, McGuinty said the more schools that use Desire2Learn’s software, the more jobs will be created in Ontario.

I am proud to be representing Desire2Learn before the Ontario government as well as all other governments and businesses around the world

Earlier today, Liberal cabinet ministers defended McGuinty’s decision to lobby his former government colleagues, saying he followed the rules by waiting at least one year before taking on the job.

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As if 10,000 Wind Turbines wasn’t enough of a mistake and the closing of coal plants and the cancellation of new gas plants to just name a few, now our Energy Minister announces the new Biomass generator that has been converted from the tried and true Atikokan Coal Plant.

Think Biomass is Green and Lean?………………………like all things these days that are called green and will save the planet from fake Climate Change or Global Warming read the following and then don’t try and make any sense of it or you’ll get a head cramp………………..unless you’re a Green Investor and in that case you’ll be downright “giddy”!

Atikokan conversion converts ratepayer cash to emissions

 

What's a few trucks?
What’s a few trucks? And trees that don’t grow back for 40 years? It’s GREEN!

The September 10, 2014 press release from the Ontario didn’t quite put it the way this headline does, but if you look behind the PR slogan, “A New Era of Cleaner Air in Ontario” it is obvious! The conversion of the Atikokan coal plant to biomass was complete, went the news story, but the real news is, it will cost us ratepayers a lot and will not save the planet. Why? It is going to emit lots of carbon when it actually runs and produces some electricity.

For background a visit to Renewable Energy World and an article about the conversion process a year ago tells a lot about the project. The article tells you how much the anticipated percentage of production will be, compared to its 200 MW capacity (10% to 12%), the tonnes of wood pellets to be stored (10,000), annual purchase of pellets (90,000 tonnes; one of the chosen suppliers has a contract to supply DRAX with 400,000 tonnes of pellets annually from their Wawa facility), thermal efficiency (close to coal in the mid 30s), the conversion cost ($170 million), and the term of its power purchase agreement (PPA) with the OPA (10 years) with the added information that the latter covers both the conversion and fuel costs (one assumes that it will also cover the costs of operations, maintenance and administration [OMA] of the 70 permanent workers).

In order to calculate how the Atikokan plant will burden ratepayers to produce 1 kilowatt of power, we need to make some basic assumptions in respect to the calculations, but the following are on the conservative side.

  • The converted plant will operate at 10% of capacity thereby producing 175,200 MWh (megawatt hours) annually calculated as 200 MW X 20% X 8760 hours = 175,200 MWh
  • At 10% capacity the plant will use 38,000 tonnes of wood pellets annually at a cost of $200 per tonne meaning annual costs of 38,000 X $200 = $7.6 million.
  • The conversion costs of $170 million will be amortized over the 10 years of the OPA contract meaning (on a straight line basis) an annualized cost of $17 million.
  • The cost of the 70 employees will average $100K per annum (all-in with pension and benefits) calculated as 70 X $100,000 = $7 million.
  • The foregoing represents total annual costs of $34,600,000 to produce 175,200 MWh creating a cost per MWh of $197.49 per MWh or 19.7 cents per kWh (kilowatt hour).  The math is simply the total cost of $34,600,000/175,200 = $197.39.

There’s more: pellet delivery will require 10 trucks per day within a 200 kilometer radius, five days per week, to bring those 90,000 tonnes to the converted plant.  One of those plants is located in Thunder Bay a distance just under the 200 kilometer radius.  How is that going to produce “Cleaner Air in Ontario” as suggested by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli?

The other distorted fact about biomass is that 2.5 tonnes of wood  is required to produce 1 tonne of pellets and requires considerable energy to both grind and produce the pellets.  They also are less efficient (lower efficiency ratings than all fossil fuels) and produce more CO2 than bituminous coal.  The reason biomass is regarded as “renewable” is that the trees cut to produce the pellets (or wood chips) may eventually grow back—it just takes 40 years or so!

A website, Partnerships for Policy Integrity put it succinctly by asking this question:  “Is biomass “Worse than coal?  Yes, if you’re interested in reducing carbon dioxide emissions anytime in the next 40 years.”

So, what’s the real news story? Our Ontario Liberal government has caused OPG to plunge into further debt, increased our electricity bills and created more emissions than we had before the conversion. The truth is there behind the doublespeak about cleaner air.

©Parker Gallant,

September 15, 2014

 

The opinions expressed are those of the author.

The answer to that question may be as simple as : “The Provincial Government of Ontario is a true advocate for the U.N.’s destructive and anti-Democratic agenda to destroy western Civilization as we know it”.

A bit “brutal”?.…………………….not at all……Agenda 21 is being pushed world-wide by a very corrupt and evil gaggle of elitists all wrapped up in a United Nations flag to try and give themselves some appearance of legitimacy!

Too bad it ain’t working any more…………………….we KNOW what it’s all about……we KNOW that Social Justice, Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development, Green, Smart, Global Warming, Climate Change and on and on are all “buzz words” being used by less than honest politicians and NGO’s who are nothing more than followers of the new/old beliefs of Communitarianism.

Here is Cheryl Gallant’s latest report from Parliament stating the obvious:

Report from Parliament

Cheryl Gallant MP

August 28, 2014

I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer. Thank-you to all who attended the various constituency clinics that have been held throughout our Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke riding. Whether it was just to drop by and say hi, or to share an interest or concern, I appreciate the opportunity of you letting me know what is on your mind.

After the high cost of electricity, one of the issues that has arisen as a topic of concern is the public move by the City of Ottawa to petition the province to use its legislation to restrict growth in places like Renfrew County. That could mean no more provincial funding for roads, sewers, hospitals and other infrastructure renewal. Without infrastructure renewal, employment opportunities would leave as would residents who need services, and particularly our young people who need jobs. It has been suggested this is a result of “Agenda 21”, a United Nations’ policy the provincial government has adopted in an extreme form. This radicalized environmental version is now being pushed in Ottawa by the same liberal advisors behind the so-called “Green Energy Act” that has meant crippling electricity prices, resulting in high provincial unemployment and energy poverty.

In 2005, the liberal government in Ontario passed legislation called the “Places to Grow Act” to align its land use/planning codes and government policies to United Nations Agenda 21. Like many ideas that may sound good on paper, when it comes to implementation by individuals with no real-world experience, these ideas can become dangerous.

While many people support the United Nations for its ‘peacekeeping’ efforts, hardly anyone knows the organization has very specific land use policies they would like to see implemented in every village, town, city, county, province and nation.  The specific plan is called United Nations Agenda 21 Sustainable Development, which has its basis in Communitarianism.  Most Canadians have heard of sustainable development, but are largely unaware of the U.N. initiative Agenda 21. A non-governmental organization headquartered in Toronto called the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives, ICLEI, is tasked with carrying out the goals of Agenda 21 worldwide.

In a nutshell, the plan calls for government to eventually take control of all land use removing decision making from the hands of private property owners.  It is assumed people are not good stewards of their land and “the government” will do a better job if it is in total control.  Individual rights in general are to give way to the needs of communities as determined by the governing body.

Human habitation, as it is referred to in Agenda 21, would be restricted to lands within the “Urban Growth Boundaries” of a city like Ottawa.  Only certain building designs are permitted.  Opponents of Agenda 21 also assert that rural property could be more and more restricted in what uses can be done on it.  The provincial government says it will support agricultural uses, eating locally produced food, and farmer’s markets, etc. In fact there are so many regulations restricting water and land use (there are scenic corridors, inland rural corridors, baylands corridors, area plans, specific plans, redevelopment plans, tree-cutting by-laws, endangered species legislation, huge fees, fines, etc.) that small farmers and rural landowners are struggling to keep their lands altogether.  County roads will not get paved. The push will be for people to get off of the land, become more dependent, and go into the cities.  People will have to move from private homes and into single dwellings like apartments, as homeownership will become largely unaffordable the way it is in many urban areas like Toronto today. More extreme measures like a federal liberal carbon tax will force people out of private cars and onto public transit that only exists in cities.

READ MORE HERE:

Remember this guy?

Toronto’s Jolly Green Giant that almost bankrupted Toronto with his Green is Good insanity?

His legacy lives on even up to today with the damage from the ice storm so severe that it will cost a 1/4 billion dollars to clean up his “greening canopy” agenda which he pushed in Toronto by not allowing any trees to be trimmed because of Global Warming and fighting C02 “poisoning”!

Now he’s pushing Agenda 21’s Sustainable Development as THE WAY cities should go today and is handing out awards for 3 cities that have embraced Sustainable Development as the answer to all the world’s woes!

It matters not a tinkers damn that Sustainable Development is just a buzz word for transfer of funds from rich western industrialized countries to “developing” or as we know them as “poor” countries thereby levelling the world’s quality of life down to a standard “cave dwelling” existence!

Of course these U.N. believers” are on no way going to set a good example by being the first to live without using any fossil fuels or damaging the planet by “over consuming”!

In other words the real description of a person like this as is Al Gore, David Suzuki and others is that they can be described as complete HYPOCRITES!!

How Canadian Cities Lead the Way To A Sustainable Future

David R. Miller   01/17/2014

Today, WWF is congratulating three Canadian cities for their commitment to tackling climate change and building a sustainable future. Out of 11 participating municipalities from across the country, EdmontonNorth Vancouver and Surrey have been chosen as finalists in WWF’s second annual Earth Hour City Challenge. They are among 34 cities in 14 countries on five continents vying for the greenest city title of global Earth Hour Capital 2014. One will also be chosen Canada’s Earth Hour Capital, to be announced March 27 at an award ceremony hosted by Vancouver, the 2013 global Earth Hour Capital.

WWF launched the Earth Hour City Challenge in response to a new reality: Cities are on the front lines of climate change. They feel the impacts first and most directly, especially as more extreme weather events stress already over-burdened infrastructure. We saw this when New York was pounded by Hurricane Sandy, when Calgary was hit by devastating flooding, when Toronto got as much rain in an hour as it usually gets in a month. Were these “freak” events directly caused by climate change? A matter for debate, possibly. But there is no doubt that scientists have been telling us that this is exactly the kind of major disruption that we should expect as our climate warms. Here’s a scary thought: if we are seeing devastating events like these at the current 0.8 degrees Celsius that our planet has warmed to date, what can we expect at 4 or more degrees Celsius of warming (which is the path we’re on)?

Here’s the good news: What the Earth Hour City Challenge shows is that in addition to suffering the impacts, cities are also on the front lines of building solutions. Working closely with our partners, like ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, WWF’s global Earth Hour City Challenge aims to mobilize action and support from cities in the global transition towards a sustainable future powered by renewable energy. Participation is open to cities around the world, and the winners are selected by an international jury of sustainability experts for their impressive actions on climate change.

When I review the list of action by municipalities here in Canada and around the world — some innovative and creative, some simply based on practical common sense — it reminds me that we are not helpless bystanders, watching climate change unfold. The future is ours to make.

That’s enough of that stuff but if you can stomach more, READ IT HERE: