The other day I wrote a post about how Chiarelli and company have embraced Greenpeace and Pembina Institute over the reality of energy needs of the Citizen of Ontario.
Here is another “take” on this sad excuse of a Government that deserves mention.
When a gang of idiots continue to have access to our hard earned dollars and squander them on their totally bizarre and destructive game plan to Green our Province, all based on eco-whackos and their insidious province-destroying agenda, then it’s time to drag them into the light and expose them to the REAL WORLD……………..OUR WORLD……….where the price of electricity and our quality of life beside the green monsters called Wind Turbines are turning this Province into a third world crap hole!
An Energy Minister who boasts that his decision is supported by Greenpeace is an Energy Minister spectacularly out-of-touch with ordinary voters.
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I live in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. Our Energy Minister is a gent named Bob Chiarelli.
From my perspective, his primary responsibility is to keep energy prices as low as possible. As Germany and other jurisdictions have discovered, when electricity costs too much, businesses flee – taking jobs with them (see here, here, here and here).
Working families, young people near the bottom of the wage ladder, and seniors on fixed incomes all have especially tight budgets. The more these people are forced to pay for electricity, the fewer dollars they have to spend on other things. Like food.
In recent years, electricity prices here in Ontario have risen dramatically. This is largely the result of our government pursuing renewable energy policies without doing some basic math first. As a 2011 report by Ontario’s auditor general observed:
electricity prices for the average consumer have increased 65% since the restructuring of the electricity sector in 1999, and prices are expected to rise another 46% in the next five years.
In the same report, the Auditor General tells us our coal-fired electricity plants were told to shut down as quickly as possible – before anyone bothered to ask if this made economic sense (more info here).