So there ya have it! Chiarelli’s “announcement today” that Ontario’s Hydro rates will go steadily up no matter what the Liberals can do in the next 5 years so we had all better get used to it!
It’s pretty clear we are in the hands of a “rogue Government” that has absolutely no control over what it put in place over 4 years ago, namely the Green Energy Act!
So why can’t these bobble heads do something right for a change and just STOP doing anything so that we can repair the damage that seems to be a “runaway train full of misery”?
One would assume that they made “deals with the devil” and have to honour the disgusting Green contracts they have signed for over a 20 year period.
In a perfect world people like this wouldn’t be allowed to get access to our tax dollars but one must say this world is anything but perfect.
When fraudsters get a good scam laid on their table they will cherish it like a Gollum from Lord of the Rings!
Maybe the Municipal Governments who say they represent the people will do their jobs and take back our Democracy and throw these Provincial bums into the trash basket of history!
December 2, 2013
Province Presents Strategy for Clean, Affordable Energy
Ontario’s updated Long-Term Energy Plan, Achieving Balance, encourages conservation and lays out a plan for clean, reliable and affordable energy for Ontarians, where and when they need it.
The 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) balances five principles that will guide future decisions: cost-effectiveness, reliability, clean energy, community engagement, and an emphasis on conservation and demand management before building new generation.
Compared to the previous plan, Achieving Balance is expected to reduce projected cost increases by $16 billion in the near term (2013-2017), and $70 billion to 2030. These cost reductions will be realized even as Ontario keeps its commitment to phase out the last of its coal-fired generation by the end of 2014.
Ontario will achieve balance in the energy sector by:
The new plan reflects input received from thousands of people across the province. Many individuals and organizations participated in person and online to contribute their thoughts and ideas.
Providing long-term clean, reliable and affordable power is part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
ONTARIO PREMIER KATHLEEN WYNNE Credits: Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency
TORONTO – Ontario hydro bills are headed up, up, up.
A new Long-Term Energy Plan shows that the average monthly residential bill of $125 will rise to $178 within five years a 42% hike.
Hydro bills are expected to dip slightly in 2019 to $177 a month, and then rise again until 2022 when they’ll hit $193 a month. A second decrease in prices is forecast for 2023-24 and then the trend for prices is onward and upward for the foreseeable future.
A decision to defer or cancel new nuclear construction, coupled with a few other initiatives to contain costs, shaved $13 off what the monthly bill would have been in 2018 if the Ontario government had implemented its last Long-Term Energy Plan.
The new plan will save hydro ratepayers $3,800 between 2013-2030, the government says.
Premier Kathleen Wynne signalled that she’ll consider income testing for the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit, which currently takes 10% off the top of all hydro bills, and that could decrease some people’s bills past 2015.