From Wind Concerns Ontario:
Wind output up, exports up, cost of electricity up— no coincidence
Five years ago, in 2009, George Smitherman, Minister of Energy during the McGuinty reign, rammed through the Ontario Legislature the Green Energy and Green Economy Act. The Act ushered in the FIT (Feed In Tariff) and MicroFIT programs, attracting corporations from around the world who wanted the lucrative power contracts being let by the government-mandated Ontario Power Authority.
The result of the Act is now evident with huge chunks of rural Ontario covered with solar panels and spiked by 500-foot industrial wind turbines cranking out intermittent electricity, surplus to our demand, 99.9% of the time.
Early in 2010, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) advised us of electricity generation for Ontario by fuel type for 2009. The headline in their press release stated: “Wind Power in Ontario Generates a New Record in 2009.” Wind…
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