Economy – Dec 10, 2013 – Ontario tilts against wind turbines as costs spiral: Cohn

Martin Regg Cohn is a well-known Ontario politics columnist that writes for the Toronto Star. He has written 3 articles on the Long Term Energy Plan since its recent announcement that we are aware of (including: Why Ontario’s economy is running out of energy: Cohn & Liberals’ energy plan is dead in the long run: Cohn). Here is his latest article. While APPEC cannot agree with everything in these articles, one thing appears to be in common: the yet again Liberal Long Term Energy Plan and the use of industrial wind turbines continue to be a bad idea for the economy. 

Ontario tilts against wind turbines as costs spiral: Cohn

Resistance to wind turbines in Ontario emanated mostly from rural residents and was quickly exploited by opposition politicians eager to steal Liberal seats.

Resistance to wind turbines in Ontario emanated mostly from rural residents and was quickly exploited by opposition politicians eager to steal Liberal seats.

Economics, more than politics, is causing the greatest drag on wind power as Liberals look for light at the end of the wind tunnel. By: Martin Regg Cohn Provincial Politics, Published on Tue Dec 10 2013

Who would have imagined Ontario as Ground Zero for the global anti-wind movement, pitting people power against wind power? Instead of a low-carbon environment, the governing Liberals generated a highly toxic political environment.

 Yet it is economics, more than politics, that is causing the greatest drag on wind power today. Diminishing returns have prompted the Liberals to tilt against wind turbines. Continue reading …

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