Billion Dollar Boondoggle: Plans to Take Canada’s Wind Power Disaster West to Alberta

Canada’s wind power obsession has seen Ontario’s fertile farmland turned into an industrial wasteland. It’s been a disaster, for all concerned: power prices have rocketed, energy dependent industries are being crushed and Ontario’s farming families have had to deal with toxic groundwater, contaminated by wind turbine construction. Countless hundreds have abandoned their homes and hundreds […]

Canadian Club: Wind Industry Furious: Ontario Rips Up 750 Wind Power Contracts

Proving, yet again, that without punitive mandates, ludicrous targets and massive subsidies the wind industry would disappear in a heartbeat, the decision to cancel hundreds of government contracts with wind power developers in Ontario has left rent seekers furious, and wondering where their next meal might come from? Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford couldn’t conceal his […]

Staggering Cost of Ontario’s Disastrous Wind Power Experiment

Like South Australia, Ontario is another place where ideologues destroyed a perfectly reliable and thoroughly affordable electricity supply. In both cases the economic consequences have been a disaster. Its Liberal Government under Kathleen Wynne took the insanity to new levels, and Ontario will be paying the price, for generations to come. Wynne and her band […]

Ontario Ousts Renewables Obsessed Government: Wind Power Subsidies ‘Gone With The Wynne’

  One modern myth is that political annihilation awaits any government devoted to reliable and affordable power. The meme has it that 100% of voters are 100% in favour of 100% renewable energy. They just might be. But, when faced with load-shedding, statewide blackouts and rocketing power prices, their purported fervour for nature’s wonder fuels […]

Ontario’s Wind Power Obsession Punishing Thousands: 390,000 Families Struggling to Pay Power Bills & 58,000 Disconnected

  To the poorest and most vulnerable, power prices really do matter. Wherever governments have determined to throw billions of dollars in subsidies at intermittent wind and solar power, power prices have rocketed and the poor suffer. In renewables obsessed Australia, 42,000 families now suffer from the modern phenomenon of ‘energy poverty’ (see our post […]

Insane Cost of Ontario’s Wind Power Obsession Killing Thousands of Manufacturing Jobs Forever

The principles of economics are not hard, nor are they a mystery. Jobs require viable businesses, viable businesses require cheap and reliable electricity. Deprive businesses of cheap and reliable power and those businesses will very soon cease to exist. Those truisms, however, continue to fall on deaf ears in Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South […]

Renewable Energy Policy in South Australia & Ontario: ‘Simply Murder’

STT is not sure whether it’s just an Australian thing, but about 30 years ago capital cities around the country set out to find an international doppelgänger somewhere else in the world, willing to be referred to as their ‘Sister City’. Adelaide, the capital of that beleaguered economic backwater, South Australia has four of them: […]