CBC Radio 1: paying operators to keep their wind turbines off

You may still be able to listen to the interview here:

http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/listen/ Sep 12 (Part 3)

ONTARIO WINDFARMS    Duration: 00:07:03

It’s every lazy employee’s dream: getting paid to not do work.

It may sound far-fetched, but this week, the Ontario government will start paying wind-farm operators to not produce energy, and to keep their wind turbines off. And the province says that this plan will actually save Ontarians money, in the long run.

To explain how that’s possible, we reached Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli in Toronto.

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2 Responses to CBC Radio 1: paying operators to keep their wind turbines off

  1. Reblogged this on dirtybusinessbook and commented:
    Here is the interview with Bob Chiarelli on CBC’s As it Happens, on the recent decision to pay for curtailed production of wind power. You will be aghast.

  2. Yvonne Brooks says:

    As a small business owner, the financial picture with industrial wind turbines is making me angry.
    If I produced my product and sold it for 10th of the cost, how long would I be in business?. Better yet…. I paid my customers for the privilege of working for them. I would need to find a “sugar daddy” like the Ontario Government to stay in business..

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