Includes a copy and paste letter to the Government
The Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Energy and
The Hon. Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance
Legislative Building, Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A4
URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL
COST OF RENEWABLE ENERGY ON OUR HYDRO BILLS:
We believe the government’s energy policy is flawed, unfeasible, and detrimental to our well being and the Ontario economy. We cannot accept the change from power at cost which was the HEPC and Ontario Hydro mandate, to power for profit. We resent being required to subsidize so-called “green energy” through our hydro rates– especially when there is no evidence that industrial wind turbine developments are either environmentally friendly or save CO2 emissions.
We are unwilling to pay for additional gas electricity production to back up wind and solar. We object to paying twice for the electricity we consume. We demand that the extravagant feed-in-tariffs, and tax exemptions for renewables producers which we view as corporate welfare, be curtailed at once. We require that all further commercial renewable energy project approvals be suspended immediately until realistic regulations are in place to protect our natural heritage and credible, unbiased health studies have been completed to safeguard rural Ontario.
Please reply to this letter at once, advising of your proposed remedy.