Ontario’s Liberal government will now be paying natural gas producing power plants that they’ve signed contracts with, to not produce energy. They are doing this while continuing to buy hydroelectric energy from Quebec under their plan to reduce emissions.
This is ridiculous first because natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel we have but also because these companies are getting paid to forego production all because the government signed contracts with companies to produce energy, in many cases, for far above market rates.
So what’s the bottom line? The government is limiting production from natural gas plants and buying cleaner hydroelectric energy from Quebec, which then results in excess energy that they sell off at a lower cost!
I’ve mentioned the energy poverty in Ontario. I’ve mentioned that people, especially those in rural areas, are paying devastating delivery costs which cause them to have to choose between food and heat.
And this is all done in order to proceed with a clearly unworkable green energy plan that the Ontario government simply won’t put an end to – even if means that people are stuck in food bank lines because they can’t afford to eat.
So much for bleeding heart Liberals.