...my wallet's looking a lot cleaner these days...
“Neither of these programs appear to be cost or environmentally effective,” Cook said in the Aug. 17 letter. “Neither has appreciably increased consumer convenience or incentives for returning designated wastes and there has been marginal or no improvements in diversion of a wide variety of designated materials.”Geez, I seem to remember the Liberals were making lots of noise about some other pressing eco-issue... what was that again?
The “overwhelming majority” of these items end up in landfill and there is little demand for the recovered material, he said.
About 6,100 megawatts of coal-fired generation continues to operate in the province, or about 20% of total generating capacity -- years after Premier Dalton McGuinty's self-imposed shutdown deadline of 2007.And don't get me started on the Fiberal's recent eco-tax scam, or climbing down on absurd financial incentives in it's ill-conceived solar power program.
McGuinty promised to end the use of coal in Ontario by 2007 during the 2003 general election but since winning that race, the target date has been pushed back several times and is now 2014.
Dalton talks a green game... he just doesn't deliver.
If offshore wind isn’t a priority, why did the government open the door to it in the first place?Remember... friends don't let friends vote Liberal.
The answer, it seems, is that it didn’t really give it much thought. Senior Liberals concede they didn’t anticipate the amount of interest, or the degree of controversy, it would generate.
So as on other fronts, such as the pricing of solar power, the government occasionally appears to be making up its green-energy strategy as it goes along.