Power Shock: Outrageous Cost of Subsidies Under Ontario’s ‘Green’ Energy Act Escalates

Like South Australia and Germany, Ontario launched headlong into wind power, as if actions no longer had consequences. In all cases, the results have been a disaster. The economic destruction that comes with rocketing power prices, has hollowed out Ontario’s manufacturing base. South Australia’s is now non-existent. And Germany struggles to provide reliable power to […]

Ross McKitrick: Wind Power Subsidies Triple Power Prices in Ontario

One of the favourite smoke-and-mirrors lines pulled by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers is that wind power lowers power prices. Among the ‘tiny’ little omissions in that pitch are that: 1) they’re only ever talking about spot prices when the wind is blowing; and 2) they skate over the massive subsidies that get […]

Denying Power to the Poor: the Idolatry and Moral Bankruptcy of “Earth Hour”

**** The so-called “Greens”, that have sought to overtake and destroy sensible energy policy around the Globe, are not just delusional, they’re dangerous. Part of their perverse, human-hating ideology centres around demonizing electricity; and the only meaningful generation sources capable of providing it; ie, coal, gas, nuclear and hydro – yes, hydro – even though […]

Tom Adams and Ross McKitrick: Wind Industry Claims about Wind Power NOT Causing Increased Power Prices a Tissue of Lies

**** Professor Ross McKitrick has been slamming the great wind power fraud for years now: his analysis is detailed, pointed and cuts across the lies and half-truths peddled by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers (see our post here). Ross points to the glaringly obvious when he says that “wind turbines don’t run on […]

Ontario’s Power Consumers Being Fleeced by Wind Industry Subsidies

How green energy is fleecing Ontario electricity consumers Financial Post Ross McKitrick and Tom Adams 29 October 2014 Adding renewable generating capacity triggers changes throughout the system that multiply costs for consumers  Ontario’s green energy transformation – initiated a decade ago under then-Premier Dalton McGuinty – is now hitting consumers. The Nov 1 increase for […]

Professor Ross McKitrick: Wind turbines don’t run on wind, they run on subsidies.

As STT followers are acutely aware, wind power is an economic and environmental fraud. Because wind power can only ever be delivered at crazy, random intervals – and, therefore, never “on-demand” – it will never be a substitute for those generation sources which are – ie hydro, nuclear, gas and coal (see our posts here […]

Wind power kills jobs and increases electricity costs: Report

From The Toronto Sun, April 11, 2013 By Antonella Artuso ,Queen’s Park Bureau Chief TORONTO — Ontario’s pursuit of wind power has driven up electricity prices, is killing jobs and might even lead to more smog, a new Fraser Institute report says. Ross McKitrick, author of Environmental and Economic Consequences of Ontario’s Green Energy Act […]