Debt put Ontario back in the coal business

August 2, 2017

15% stake in two units of the Colstrip coal-fired energy plant in Montana — one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the U.S. — and partial responsibility for a toxic, 800-acre coal ash waste pond.

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End of public transit tax credit, effective July 1

June 28, 2017

June 30th is the last day for a policy that was actually effective in reducing carbon emissions:

The federal government’s decision to eliminate the public transit tax credit (PTTC) in its latest budget will cost the Toronto Transit Commission millions of rides, and dollars, the agency’s CEO says…

… Byford estimates that the end of the credit will result in 2.5 million fewer rides and a loss of $5 million in [the 2nd half of] 2017 [emphasis added]

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20 cures for Ontario’s green energy disaster — CCSAGE Naturally Green

June 18, 2016

Originally published in the Toronto Sun on June 14, 2016 by Jim McPherson. The Ontario government has massively subsidized with our money the creation of wind and solar factories across the province that are unhealthy and unsafe, both for human beings and the wildlife we claim to care about. Wind factories are unsafe because they make […]

via 20 cures for Ontario’s green energy disaster — CCSAGE Naturally Green


5 km of new roads for up to 9 turbines

June 11, 2016

The negative environmental impact of constructing 5 km of roads in a wildlife refuge (designated Important Bird Area) far outweighs the small amount of electricity that would have been intermittently generated by up to 9 wind turbines. The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) clearly made the correct decision in this case:

http://www.thewhig.com/2016/06/06/no-turbines-at-ostrander-ert

The project would require the construction of more than five kilometres of access roads to construct and service the nine turbines and as part of the remedy, Gilead proposed to reduce traffic by installing gates


Wind turbines do not trump natural environment, Tribunal says — Ottawa Wind Concerns

June 11, 2016

The long awaited decision of the Environmental review Tribunal on the appeal of a proposed wind power project at Ostrander Point in Prince Edward County was released yesterday. The Tribunal says that due to the clear danger to endangered species, the proposed project — approved by the Ontario government — is “not consistent” with the […]

via Wind turbines do not trump natural environment, Tribunal says — Ottawa Wind Concerns


Victory at Ostrander Point! — CCSAGE Naturally Green

June 11, 2016

the Environmental Review Panel found that the remedial measures proposed by Gilead and by our Government were not acceptable and revoked Gilead’s Renewable Energy Approval for seven turbines, all to have been located […]

via Victory at Ostrander Point! — CCSAGE Naturally Green


“ask them for their input and then ignore it”

March 11, 2016

Source: We live in the province of Toronto, says small-town mayor

Even though 84 per cent of residents opposed wind turbines, the Elgin County municipality that hugs Lake Erie learned Thursday it will end up with them anyway under a process the government promised would give local sentiments a priority.

“We were totally ignored,” Dutton-Dunwich Mayor Cameron McWilliam said. “We live in the province of Toronto, not the province of Ontario.” Read the rest of this entry »