December 07, 2018

“I never thought I’d live to see the day”: Doug Ford repeals Ontario’s hated Green Energy Act

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

You know Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau's right hand man? Well, before that, he held the same role for former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty. He was the architect of McGuinty's Green Energy Act.

And today, Dalton McGuinty (and Gerald Butts') Green Energy Act was repealed, after ten long years:

Ontario's Government for the People is delivering on its promise to repeal the Green Energy Act, 2009, that led to the disastrous feed-in-tariff program and skyrocketing electricity rates for Ontario families.


The Green Energy Repeal Act gives government the authority to stop approvals for wasteful energy projects where the need for electricity has not been clearly demonstrated. This will put the brakes on additional projects that will add additional costs to electricity bills that the people of Ontario simply cannot afford. Along with repealing the Green Energy Act, the new legislation gives municipalities the final say over the siting of future energy projects in their communities.

That was a big part of it. You can’t build a pipeline without endless consultations. Even people thousands of miles away are allowed to weigh in on pipelines. I’m not kidding, the Northern Gateway Pipeline allowed input even from foreigners.

But not for building massive wind turbines! The Green Energy Act did not allow local towns to have a say when these ugly, noisy things were foisted on them.

Plus: Oilsands companies and other mines often have to set aside real money for clean-up, in advance, in case they go out of business — the funds were held in escrow. No such thing for wind turbines.

I have seen dilapidated wind turbines on three continents. It’s a real thing — it's extremely unenvironmental.

And Gerald Butts and Dalton McGuinty brought that to Ontario — along with huge power prices.

(I’m sure it’s a coincidence that so many of the major players in the wind turbine business just happened to be Liberal insiders...)

Today all that was repealed.

And more good news — a whole fleet of regulations are being repealed. TONIGHT I'll review this newly passed act, and show you why it's great for Ontario companies and ordinary taxpayers.

If Ontario can undo the Green Energy Act, and the Green belt, and a hundred tiny little regulations. things can be undone. Like carbon taxes can be undone. The pendulum can swing back.

A year ago it was just tiny Saskatchewan standing up to Justin Trudeau on carbon taxes. Now half the premiers are. And though I don’t recommend riots, France shows the people can win, even against a pretentious narcissistic globalist carbon taxer. Macron backed down on his carbon tax.

I never thought I’d live to see the day when the wind turbine mania was officially killed. I did live to see that day; that day is today.

Sometimes, my friends, we can actually win...

NEXT: Paige MacPherson, Atlantic Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, joins me to talk on more good news: New Brunswick is fighting the carbon tax.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-12-10 13:49:18 -0500
Common Sense commented 1 day ago
Andrew the fake PhD Stephenson, less than 3% comes from wind power, about 0.5% solar, and that is on windy and sunny days respectively, not consistent in any sense. Completely unreliable, on a typical day these two combined contribute about 1% if that. You are full of it. The technology is not there, and they can not sustain any kind of loads more than a bit of lighting. And the costs of these technologies is very high, the lifetimes short, no maintenance, no removal of old garbage units, absolutely not sustainable. Even though these two contribute so little power, they are responsible for abut 20% of the bill. That is a scam. You are a fool. "

About 6% of both Ontario and US generation is wind, and 5% of Canadian overall. How old is that 3% number you cited?

There are ways around unreliability – again, your data appears out of date and predates a lot of the advances in storage made in the last five years, nor those of costs (it’s the cheapest source of power to build though this has only been true since mid-decade; now it only looks more expensive compared to older plants that were already paid off), and the 20 year lifespan claim is their depreciation period, not the actual life expectancy of the things – which, since only the bearings in the generator are a wear item (a small part of total value), will probably be much longer. Solar’s even better, since they don’t wear at all, and their primary failure mode is actually solder failures in the wiring since existing lead-free solder alloys aren’t quite optimized yet.
commented 2018-12-10 00:45:27 -0500
I noticed that Maxwell pulled a Macron and did a disappearing act on Saturday. He did commit to speaking at the parliament hill protest against the immigration scam but was a no show. Anybody hear what happened? Did dear Max get kidnapped?
commented 2018-12-09 22:51:25 -0500
Here is a stupid question or two.
1) How much of the USA is still on Hydro One’s power grid and
2) What will this do for its stock exchange?
Just some open brain farts.
commented 2018-12-09 13:51:01 -0500
If I were President Trump I would be reinforcing the American/Canadian Boarder, for in the near future he will have hundreds and thousands of brown skinned savages coming across, not looking for a better life, more for taking American lives. They will be armed, courtesy of one, Justin Trudeau. They cannot import them directly into the USA because Trump has said, NO!…The back door is open though.
Canada has a lot of assets like Oil but they have all been closed down until the invasion of the US is complete. The real target is America because if you rule the USA you rule the world.
Canada’s worst enemy is Canada’s…..Leader?
Our worst enemy will be ourselves, if we do nothing but talk.
commented 2018-12-09 12:50:20 -0500
Little wonder butts is a multi millionaire! Wonder what his price is to piss on canadians , after all he is the puppeteer behind mohammad trudeau and his terrorist/tyrannical regime as well as the u.n.migrant deal which is going to wipe what is left of we white canuks off the map as the former canada under all of the above is no longer a nation but rather just a wide open, third world, terrorist/criminal/foreign/islamic /parasite filled sewer with canuks paying all the bills and soon with their lives!
We only have an obligation to our provincial governments- as long as they serve us!
trudeau signing the u.n. migrant deal is signing our DEATH WARRANTS! PERIOD!
commented 2018-12-09 11:12:31 -0500
The ROI for windmills is 20 years and by the time you’re in the black it’s time to tear the damn thing down and put up a new one.

Solar energy is only 29% efficient and that is if the planets are all aligned.

“Green Energy” is a joke.!!!!!!
commented 2018-12-09 05:06:52 -0500
Norbert: That was an attempt at sarcasm and humor…I love Trudeau as much as Robert below me here does…and definitely not as much as Castro loved Trudeau’s mama. On a more serious note, Trudeau will do more damage to our country when he realizes he has nothing to lose and a huge trust fund to fall into. He will come after our guns in January. He will bring in as many 3rd world people as we can process. Lastly, he will **** up our oil pipelines as much as humanly possible. 2019 is going to be a ride and maybe he will have the opportunity to give us the finger yet. See you in the soup line boys! Maybe we can all go live in the woods for a bit…its not so bad. One last note, look at our planet as a big board game, the globalists are trying to win this giant game of Risk. War is no longer necessary for them to dominate us. The eye of Horus is strong in Trudeau’s family.
commented 2018-12-08 23:23:36 -0500
What goes around….comes around…eh..Trudeau!!..You get the F.U. finger from the Canadian People!

How does it feel?
commented 2018-12-08 22:12:15 -0500
Wait a minute…Give Trudeau the East Coast..or wait another minute…give him the…F.U. FINGER!
commented 2018-12-08 21:58:27 -0500
The left has Califackupdia already..send them all there..they can have their utopia..where everything is free there without the United States of America’s aid..They fend for themselves..they can beg for food from their Hollywood idols..and their newly rigged Election..process.

Then Canada is next..send Trudeau to BC..All freebies are shut down for the liberalist globalist traitors..on the west coast..The Right will keep their Immigration vetting process in full and then some more added for sure safe legal entry…So the wing nuts cannot infiltrate sane Law Abiding Everyday People..
commented 2018-12-08 21:40:07 -0500
Excellent Video Keith…Yup….
commented 2018-12-08 21:32:32 -0500
KEITH BARNES commented 2 hours ago
Below…Must see video.
It’s a half hour long…I couldn’t stop watching it!
commented 2018-12-08 19:42:23 -0500
Below…Must see video.
commented 2018-12-08 19:41:26 -0500
commented 2018-12-08 16:45:57 -0500
Well, Henry Parker. Maybe you drank too much of the Trudeau Pablum/Cool Aid.. Should have stuck to beer!
The Green Energy Act was a failure right from the start. Good for Ford. Long time coming.
commented 2018-12-08 16:07:31 -0500
Below, I am sure Ezra can explain this video.
commented 2018-12-08 16:06:45 -0500
time for people in the east to wake up and see were liberals destroy lives where ever they are. provincially or federally. common sense does not exist with them and never will. no wonder the media loves them so. two pukes in a pod.
commented 2018-12-08 16:05:43 -0500
commented 2018-12-08 15:53:19 -0500
There you you have it folks….all knowing Andrew has spoken (cherry picked data of the internet).
commented 2018-12-08 15:50:02 -0500
Henry Parker….I’m not sure if I should laugh or shake my head after reading that comment.
commented 2018-12-08 14:50:34 -0500
Andrew the fake PhD Stephenson, less than 3% comes from wind power, about 0.5% solar, and that is on windy and sunny days respectively, not consistent in any sense. Completely unreliable, on a typical day these two combined contribute about 1% if that. You are full of it. The technology is not there, and they can not sustain any kind of loads more than a bit of lighting. And the costs of these technologies is very high, the lifetimes short, no maintenance, no removal of old garbage units, absolutely not sustainable. Even though these two contribute so little power, they are responsible for abut 20% of the bill. That is a scam. You are a fool.
commented 2018-12-08 13:47:11 -0500
GET ’EM REBELS. He-yaaaa!
commented 2018-12-08 13:22:20 -0500
The main issue with the GEA is that it’s obsolete and just didn’t keep up with technological advances. It’s been the case for a few years now, where wind power is actually cheaper than conventional thermal power (the US DOE publishes unit costs among new construction). Wind backstoppped by gas or hydro is very cheap, and the latter squeaky-clean (though even gas backups emit a lot less than baseloads).

What’s wrong with the “greenbelt”? I like greenspace. There are very few places where the greenbelt was an impediment to land development, rather than municipal foot-dragging on servicing designated greenfield sites. There may be certain cases where certain interests own specific sites they want to develop (and incidentally, they’re the ones that benefit the most from “cash for access” rules), but there isn’t overall a shortage of land.

Does Levant address Ford’s climate change plan, which is modeled on the often derided Australian model?
commented 2018-12-08 11:13:41 -0500
“… a pretentious narcissistic globalist carbon taxer” For an instant I thought you were going to refer to our idiot PM. Macron, Trudeau… Merkel, May; all interchangeable.

Good news to say the least. Now if the power company’s “delivery charge” was reduced to something reasonable, such as $10/month, pensioners would be very happy. Right now it is an average of $1200+ a year just to be connected to the power grid.
commented 2018-12-08 09:55:12 -0500
Ontarians have to start hating Trudeau as much as they hated Wynne.
commented 2018-12-08 03:55:23 -0500
SWEEET! The uproar is going to be hilarious.
commented 2018-12-08 03:29:56 -0500
And the thousands of birds and bats that were decimated by these whirling monstrosities also have hope now for their coming generations… To say nothing of the rural Ontarians who were driven batty by this unwanted “whooshing” in their backyard… And local councils could do nothing about it!!!
commented 2018-12-08 02:43:09 -0500
One of my neighbors in the eighties, burned used motor oil in a special stove to heat his garage. This is all his fault. Its ok…he is dead though. So things will straighten out. No tax needed. I do feel guilty, as I heated my a** many times from the dirty oil burner, while drinking his free beer. I bow my head in shame. I have repented however, I no longer smoke cigars and haven’t seen a stripper since the days when I could still see my feet. Good news there however, I can leave the heat on low at night, due to my extra insulating blubber. Sadly however, my plans to move to the arctic are shot. When I applied for a job on the Dempster Highway, I was refused. The man said I would either get left outside at night, pushed back into the Arctic Ocean or maybe eaten, if I fell asleep in the wrong place. I love Trudeau. He is better than his dad. He smiles more and gives the finger less. His wife wears underwear and doesn’t bang the rolling stones or communist dictators. At least we have that…be proud to be Canadian. I love this country and things are really lookin’ up!
commented 2018-12-08 00:14:49 -0500

Congrats Ezra. In the past I have written to you and complained (not your fault) that after your shows I am mostly depressed. This is the first time in a long time that I actually have a smile on my face after your broadcast. I have always been proud of Brad Wall but now we seem to be gathering some steam to put down the politically correct climate change preachers who know so much more than us. I fully expect to have another ally once Alberta has their general election in the spring. Unfortunately we are so far down it is a long way up but when you are this far down the only way is up. If only we could figure out what to do with Andrew Scheer????
commented 2018-12-07 23:37:44 -0500
Fighting the carbon tax unfortunately fights the symptom instead of the core foundational issue, the notion of man-made climate change and the bizarre climate alarmism associated with this U.N.-propagated hoax. Disappointingly, even the Ford government still buys into this fraud with its recently unveiled plan to combat climate change:

With respect to Soros, apart from the media, have you heard the Conservative Party and its MPs drawing attention to this threat to our sovereignty.