Lorne Gunter, National Post, Feb 14 2011: As my colleague Kelly McParland pointed out in a post on Sunday, the Ontario Liberal Government used Friday’s wall-to-wall coverage of Egypt’s revolution to announce yet another climbdown from its vaunted green-energy schemes. About the only thing left of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s obsession with converting his province from carbon energy to wind, solar, hydro and biofuels is sharply higher consumer energy prices. Higher power rates will be with Ontarians for decades after Mr. McGuinty’s green dreams have faded from memory.
Ah, the worst of both worlds: Ontarians will be getting very little new, “green” energy, but will be paying dearly for it. (Do ya think maybe it would have been smarter to stick with hydro and coal – and lower prices – from the start?) Read more