Wind Power FOI Appeal: “Frivolous and Vexatious”

Folks following my efforts to uncover truth behind the Ontario government’s chaotic wind schemes, including an official plan briefly explored in late 2012 to cancel six controversial wind developments to be located in vulnerable electoral ridings, might be interested in the most recent resistance reaction from Official Ontario. The bottom line from Official Ontario is …

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Gas Busters Part 5: Ding dong, the Wicked Witch is Dead, Electricity Moratorium Now

The leader of Ontario’s minority government has resigned in a controversy over electricity. But even as he walks away, the mess he created is getting worse by the day. All major electricity projects in Ontario that can be delayed without severe penalty must be frozen immediately. Moratorium now. Public concern about the gas plant issue …

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Commentary on the Merger of IESO and OPA

The Ontario government announced April 18 a plan to merge the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Costs borne by consumers to fund these agencies are likely to continue to rise because the work they must do is expanding. The government is saying that merger will save $25 million, but …

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Cutting Wind Power Cuts CO2 Emissions

According to the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator, reducing wind power output during now common surplus supply conditions will save megatonnes of CO2 emissions. Not only will cutting wind power cut emissions but consumers will save millions of dollars too. Consumers save despite Ontario wind generators getting paid for power they could have produced when consumers can’t …

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Earth Day 2011: Green Energy Good Intentions

This video addresses the careless train of thinking that has resulted in a situation where a large amount of Ontario’s power production is useless. During Earth Day 2011, hundreds of megawatt hours of hydro-electric production appears to have been spilled at Niagara. In 2009, OPG reports that it spilled 0.6 TWh of hydro-electric production — …

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IESO Proposes New Subsidies for Wind Power

What follows is my submission to the IESO Renewable Integration stakeholdering initiative [SE-91] wherein I oppose the IESO’s proposal to transfer the cost of wind forecasting from wind power generators directly to consumers. I believe that approximately $500K/yr is at stake in this discussion. +++ Thank-you for the opportunity to make a late submission regarding …

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