A number of people have organized a rally in front of Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli’s office at noon tomorrow, to protest Ontario’s rising electricity bills.
Despite the powerful wind power industry lobby group’s efforts to downplay the cost of renewables in Ontario’s electricity bills, the fact is that since Ontario launched its program to put wind and solar first to the grid, Ontario’s power prices to consumers is now the highest in North America. In fact, since wind and solar get preferential treatment, when supply exceeds demand, Ontario has been forced to waste power from other clean sources–hydro and nuclear–at great cost to the province.
See news story from Metro News on the Ottawa rally here.
Note that there is also a rally planned for Carleton Place at 11 a.m.