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Canada provides costly lesson to U.S. on reducing coal use

“There is no question that closing down our most reliable and least expensive source of electricity played a major role in reducing Ontario from a once prosperous “have” province within the Canadian federation to now being a “have not” province, … Continue reading

23. April 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Wynne’s wind program: an albatross around Ontario’s neck

This Sun News op/ed describes the growing costs and frustration surrounding the Ontario government’s steadfast refusal to budge on renewable energy plans. Considering the albatross it has become around their necks, Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals must be wondering … Continue reading

22. July 2013 by Jason Hayes
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Ontario’s Green Energy Act will cause energy prices to soar

A new Fraser Institute study offers a damning review of Ontario’s implementation of the Green Energy Act (GEA) and their heavy reliance on wind to meet future energy demands. Coalblog readers will likely already know that Ontario has also made … Continue reading

11. April 2013 by Jason Hayes
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Canadian renewables failing as subsidies dry up

After only a year of operation, Siliken, a Windsor, Ont. based solar panel manufacturing plant is closing its doors and laying off hundreds of employees. Company brass charges the Ontario government with “luring” them in with promises of subsidies and … Continue reading

18. July 2012 by Jason Hayes
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Ontario Premier threatens opponents of new (green) energy projects

I recently read an unsettling report of an apparently contradictory move by the provincial government of Ontario to force the development of so-called green energy developments in the province of Ontario.

While promoting his Green Energy Act, Ontario Premier, Dalton McGuinty, made it clear that he will no longer accept "Not In My Backyard" (also known as NIMBY) arguments from opponents of new green or renewable energy developments. So long as "safety" and "environmental" concerns are addressed, he will not stand for opposition to new energy generation projects.

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18. February 2009 by Jason Hayes
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