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From today’s Enterprise Bulletin, a column by Queen’s Park reporter Christina Blizzard on the McGuinty government’s spending. See the article, here:

http://www.theenterprisebulletin.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3428102

The Auditor-General of Ontario made quite a few points about this in his report, released late last year including these very serious facts:

1.the Ontario government rushed into renewable energy without ever doing any “comprehensive business-case evaluation” of the impacts of a billion dollar commitment

2.the government said the Green Energy Act would lead to “modest incremental increases in electricity bills”–the fact is, there will be an increase of more than 56% (actually, when this is done, it will be more like 140%)

3.the Ontario Power Authority’s long-term plan has not been approved by the Ontario Energy Board, and in fact development of the plan was suspended

4.other jurisdictions have much lower feed-in tariff rates than Ontario

5. job creation from renewable energy has been verstated and the jobs will be 75% short-term construction jobs. In fact, job LOSSES have been documented in Germany, Spain and the U.K., as many as FOUR per “green” job, due to higher energy costs

6.renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are intermittent and will require back-up from fossil-fuel power generation. This will require natural gas-fired generation plants.

The A-G’s report is available here:http://www.theenterprisebulletin.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3428102

Every person in Ontario should be furious about this, and especially those communities that are being threatened by wind power projects which will alter our quality of life forever.

Wind: you’re paying for it. Demand a say. Write to

Chris Bentley, Minister of Energy at cbentley.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Other MPP addresses can be found at http://www.windconcernsontario.net under Addresses. PC energy critic is Vic Fedeli.

Email us at northgowerwindactiongroup@yahoo.ca and follow us on Twitter at northgowerwind

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