July 23, 2017

More green jobs gone: Ontario’s Siemens wind turbine plant closure a warning for Alberta

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The Siemens wind turbine plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario will close in 2018 axing 340 jobs, 206 of which are effective immediately. The company cites an inability to keep up with the competition, falling prices and rising costs as the reasons for the closure. 

Recently, I told you about solar companies in the U.S. that couldn’t survive due to competition from China. In the end, they had to close after receiving millions in corporate welfare to help them stay afloat and now it’s happening to the wind industry.

Ontario should be a case study in green energy policy failures.

These failures come at a high price for the citizens of the province who are losing jobs and living in energy poverty all while businesses continue to struggle to stay competitive.

The added expenses tacked on from green energy policies make everything more costly and will result in grave consequences for the economy.

This should be a dire warning for the Alberta NDP, where less than one percent of electricity is being produced by wind power.

Instead, Rachel Notley and the NDP are already working to make energy more expensive by shutting down coal plants and making risky decisions on energy contracts.

We’re on the same path as Ontario where energy costs have doubled over the last decade as our politicians ignore the lessons to be learned from their failed attempts to subsidize an industry into prosperity.

It doesn’t take a politician to figure out what the result is when a government props up a business.

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commented 2017-07-25 08:52:29 -0400
The eco-crooks couldn’t keep the scheme going, we are being bankrupted here in Ontario, this happens when you have green energy/climate change worshippers in positions of power. Corporate welfare promises are unsustainable given the huge deficit she is running.
commented 2017-07-25 02:26:43 -0400
Andrew….and what has become of that wind farm after only 25 years?
commented 2017-07-25 01:14:08 -0400
I wonder if anybody else noticed the cognitive dissonance in blaming “falling prices” for a closure of something leading to rising prices?

“Dave Bainard commented 1 day ago
Businesses will flock back to Alberta once she is gone. Coal will fire up the moment the bitch is out the door so power cost will be down and economical”
The oilpatch has real issues with low oil prices, especially with the dollar rising again, and those troubles are largely located to the energy sector. By the way, the coal phase out predates Notley, she merely put a hard deadline on it. Natural gas is cheaper these days. Alberta was also home to the first wind farm in Canada, incidentally, more than 25 years ago.
commented 2017-07-24 14:54:11 -0400
Ontario: old Onondaga word meaning, “many squaws and papooses”.
commented 2017-07-24 14:22:39 -0400
Freedom Rebel, said in part, “What the Left can’t steal, they will destroy when given the chance. For some reason voters like to give leftists lot’s of chances!”
Freedom Rebel, it’s truly baffling; the very definition of insanity.
commented 2017-07-24 11:03:14 -0400
Freedom said, “It is truly both sad and amazing that the sheeple of Canada continuously vote for their own destruction!”

Isn’t it though? I think that is because it is often accompanied with the promise of free stuff which seldom is delivered. What I find even more sad and amazing is that they vote for the same party again that just broke all their promises last time.

Even a donkey knows that if it never gets the carrot-on-the-stick it will eventually stop chasing it, but not the sheeple in Canada. So does than mean that a donkey is smarter than those sheeple?
commented 2017-07-24 10:21:49 -0400
Kathleen Wynne gives skanks a bad name. The insanity of Ontario’s green vomit electricity situation is so appalling one wonders why there is not a violent civil uprising. When BRAVO ZULU posted the figures on how much of Gontario’s power comes from wind and solar, I almost had to climb into my straight jacket for fear of injuring myself, or worse. I truly hope for a severe cold snap in Ontario this winter which finds every fucking gov’t subsidized Tesla stranded on the roads, and all the windmills enveloped in ice. (I saw an incident, I believe in Sweden, where this happened and they had to fly in helicopters with tanks of hot water to hover over and spray the bird choppers with hot water to get them functioning again). Anyone who has worked the oil rigs knows the COST and work involved to get 4" of ice off a rig and get er going again. Many thanks to McGuinty, Wynne, Butts and Trudope. Watch Wynne prioritize gender and degenerate school sex policies while your province goes completely bankrupt.

At least here in the Alberta hinterland, the weekend has seen a huge turn for the better. The orange fog will start to lift now that clarity is starting to emerge with our merger of the right. The wrinkled wretch in charge here had better start to fortify her BC retreat mansion. I hope when they pull their escape she and her union goon husband face constant harassment from a herd of Sasquatches.
commented 2017-07-24 01:22:50 -0400
Gee i thought this was such a strong industry,at least according to the eco crooks. All that money and they still fail.
commented 2017-07-23 23:30:05 -0400
All these Libtarded lunatics need to be jailed for all the irrational decisions & pie-in-the-sky ideas they come up with. Nutley & Wynne had better find themselves a NEW home in Venezuela. Oh, and take all those treasonous POS including TruDope & his gang of Climatards & terrorist lovers with, including the terrorists!
Laws need to be put in place making politicians responsible for the bad decisions they make.
Like Ron Joseph said, any business person would be fired & held responsible on the spot for such idiotic behaviors. Just look at how the CRA comes down on us after we’ve had to go bankrupt because of bullshit government policies.
Who are the criminals here???
commented 2017-07-23 20:57:14 -0400
Nutley knows now that her time is done in a year and a half. She also knows that any of her pipe dreams are toast. Businesses will flock back to Alberta once she is gone. Coal will fire up the moment the bitch is out the door so power cost will be down and economical. Ontario businesses will be more than welcome in Alberta as long as they leave the liberal mentality behind
commented 2017-07-23 20:46:56 -0400
@ Terry MacCleod

From my understanding there would be serious health effect beyond going crazy hearing the whoosh, whoosh, whoosh of the blades.
commented 2017-07-23 20:41:54 -0400
Yes, Alberta is on the same path as Ontario.

The difference is that Notley is racing down that path in a Ferrari surpassing Ontario at record speed.

What has taken Ontario a decade Notley will accomplish far devastation to the economy in her four years.

And now that she knows she is a one term disaster, she will smash and destroy as much as she possible can in her remaining time.
commented 2017-07-23 20:02:07 -0400
Ontario’s Green Energy Act is the invention of Gerald Butts, who worked for McGuinity, now Trudeau’s Chief advisor. Heaven help us all.
Butts is an English literature grad, not the the education or background to lead an energy policy for a province.
SUCK IT UP Ontario, you voted for these idiots, you got what you deserve.
commented 2017-07-23 19:28:49 -0400
I worked for a large Canadian Company and if my colleagues made an error of judgement that even cost $30,000.00, we would be gone.
These Government employees blow hundreds of millions on ridiculous decisions, and they still work there.
Tim Hudac was correct in 2013 when he said that he would layoff 100,000 Gov’t employees. The Ontario voters would never notice the difference.
commented 2017-07-23 18:46:34 -0400
Before the clip starts you can see a house in the bottom left corner. I wonder if they tire of the constant whoosh,whoosh,whoosh? That would drive me nuts.
commented 2017-07-23 18:19:21 -0400
All you have to do is check out IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) at this website to see Ontario Renewable Power performance.

http://www.ieso.ca/

As I write – in Ontario – right this moment:

Wind power is producing 2.41% of electricity that Ontario needs today.

Solar power is producing 0.69% of electricity Ontario needs today.

Literally billions upon billions upon billions of wasted taxpayer dollars.

No wonder Ontario is broke.

And people complain but they will vote for the liberals again and again.

No pity.