hiking hydro prices 80% between 2004 and 2014

December 15, 2015

A good history of Ontario’s electricity policies over a decade:

No one is more responsible for the ongoing electricity disaster in Ontario than former premier Dalton McGuinty. Read the rest of this entry »

1,000 times the sponsorship scandal

December 10, 2015

Well worth the read:


… consumers were out $37 billion — almost 1,000 times as much as the sums involved in the sponsorship scandal…

“double the U.S. market price for wind”

December 3, 2015

In the same way that cigarettes are no more than nicotine-delivery devices, wind turbines in Ontario are subsidy-delivery devices, at twice the going rate:

consumers could end up paying $9.2 billion more for renewable energy over 20-year contracts issued under the Green Energy Act with guaranteed prices set at double the U.S. market price for wind

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Ontario’s decision-making process

November 23, 2015
Regarding the decision-making process for developing wind turbines, there are 3 parties:

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Big Wind on TVO at 9 PM Sep 16th

September 15, 2015


or watch it over your high-speed Internet connection:


Air Date:
Sep 20, 2015
Available Until:
Mar 25, 2021

‘They’re Not Green’ now playing on Culture Unplugged

August 13, 2015


Director:  Nettie Peña  |  Producer: Nettie Peña

Genre: Documentary  |  Produced In: 2011  |  Country: US

Synopsis: For a period extending over thirty years, the wind power industry, its lobbyists and a host of Read the rest of this entry »

Cost of power a factor in loss of 1,000 more jobs

July 15, 2015

The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association said such factors add more difficulty to Oshawa and other places that are already struggling to keep auto manufacturing operations in their communities.

“The increase of cost of electricity is a very big factor in operations,” association president Mark Nantais said. “It’s one of the factors in developing the business case of reinvesting in the province. We have costs in electricity rates two to three times bigger than in competing plants in competing jurisdictions.” Read the rest of this entry »

870 litres of gear oil in each wind turbine

June 20, 2015
Bluewater, Ontario
… newly erected turbines are springing leaks all over the place.  7 last count.  My understanding is there is 870 litres of gear oil in each Nacelle.  One of the residents noticed it because a glob of it landed on his arm. I have reports from the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility, located in Southern California.  A resident surrounded by 112 turbines advised “We estimate that about 70% of the turbines are or have leaked.”  Should you see one, you need to report the spill to the Ministry’s Spills Action toll free number at 1-800-268-6060 along with the Municipality.

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To any Landowner Considering Signing a Wind Option/Lease

May 21, 2015

Notice of Charge/Mortgage of Land/Debenture
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‘Big Wind’ now playing on TVOntario website

April 11, 2015