Free the renewable energy market in Ontario

Free the renewable energy market in Ontario
Posted on May 14, 2017 | Matt Radford | Written on May 14, 2017
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The Ontario government has spent MILLIONS of dollars in over-priced and under-productive energy contracts geared more at lining their own pockets as well as the pockets of their corporate cronies.
 

The Ontario government has spent MILLIONS of dollars in over-priced and under-productive energy contracts geared more at lining their own pockets as well as the pockets of their corporate cronies.

It is a known fact that renewables for residences are expensive, and a large part of this is due to the over-regulation of the residential renewable energy market. The government subsidies all forms of energy.  This way they can easily control it.

The Ontario microFIT program was well meaning but it was administered so haphazardly it eventually put almost everyone out of business.  The rules were changed without warning, the program was suspended without notice several times and there was and still is no accountability.  Policy risk remains the biggest problem in the solar industry. 

Even the recent announcement that the government is going to subsidize hydro by 25% is a disaster for everyone.  A disaster for the public because they will add billions of dollars of debt to do it.  A disaster for solar because they have essentially subsidized every form of energy to the tune of 25% with the exception of distributed generation.  Our net-metering projects are now competing with the grid that is being subsidized 25%.

We need to find a better solution to reducing our per-capita carbon footprint WITHOUT putting Ontarians in energy poverty.

Please join us as we fight to reduce regulations on renewables, to open the market so private renewable companies can compete against the public Hydro One monopoly in Ontario.

A level of competition between private and public services will encourage the best quality of service for the best price.

About The Author

I was born in Trenton Ontario in 1977 and grew up in rural Northumberland County.  I have travelled to Europe, lived in Toronto and have experienced both extreme poverty and wealth. I currently fit somewhere in the... More

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