Posts Tagged ‘Green Energy Act’

New Poll Places PC Leader Tim Hudak in the Lead for 2011

    I may have spoken too soon… Yesterday, in a blog post regarding last weeks attack on the Liberal Party’s Green Energy Act by the opposition,  I suggested that time may be running out for Dalton McGuinty. Today, the Toronto star released the results of a political survey suggesting this may truly be the [...]

Japan and the WTO speak out against Ontario’s Green Energy Act

Dalton Mcgunity and the Ontario Liberal party have once again come under fire for their ailing Green Energy act.  This time the issue isn’t provincial, rather it seems that the negative effects of Mcguinty’s energy policy have gone global. Last week at the WTO conference Japan submitted an appeal criticizing the projectionist nature of Ontario’s [...]

The Problem with the Current Era of Popular Environmentalism: Part 2

How pop-environmentalism hinders governmental response to environmental sustainability. “Greening without justice, without equity, will not sustain the Earth or our future”  – Noel Sturgeon The micro-level concerns outlined in part one of this blog dealt with concerns over individual responsibility in the quest for environmental sustainability.  We discussed how the “warm fuzzy” element of the [...]

Mr. Suzuki, it’s evolution not revolution

Please Mr. Suzuki, promote evolution not revolution. In a recent article written for straight.com,  Canadian celebrity environmentalist David Suzuki suggested that electric cars won’t be enough to curb unsustainable carbon emissions caused by transportation, “Technological developments [such as electric cars etc.] are welcome, but maybe it’s time we started rethinking our car culture as whole. [...]

MaRS Cleantech TV : Green Energy Act interview part 1

I came across this interview after watching some stuff on Tom Rand.  I’m pretty sure its from late last year (2009) and it goes over why two former IT venture capitalists think that the Green Energy Act is going to put Ontario at the fore-front of the ‘green’ revolution.  Notice the skepticism of the interviewer. [...]

New Samsung deal a potential boondoggle

A controversial green energy deal between the provincial government and Samsung Group worth up to $7 billion will be unveiled Thursday, the Star has learned. Sources said Tuesday that Premier Dalton McGuinty will reveal the details of a landmark agreement with the South Korean industrial giant to manufacture renewable energy equipment such as wind turbines [...]

Cabinet shuffle won't solve the problems

The Ontario cabinet shuffle announced Monday were the most comprehensive changes to cabinet since Premier Dalton McGuinty first won majority government in 2003. The changes also come come as an attempt to energize the Liberal benches, which have recently been beset by scandal and mounting challenges on other fronts. MMP Brad Duguid (Scarborough centre) will [...]

Luring investors with a guarantee

On January 29, 2010 a grouping of venture capitalists, green energy enthusiasts and energy industry insiders will be convening in Toronto to discuss the Green Energy Act (GEA) and its newly established Feed-in Tariff program (FIT). The GEA Finance Forum will present financial sector attendees with information about the investment opportunities presented by the new [...]

Why the Green Energy Act misses the target.

I was lazily perusing an outdated (Sept.30, who likes old news) Globe and Mail last Monday on my day off, trying to recover from the bountiful amount of turkey and stuffing I had consumed over Sunday when I came across a full page ad/op-ed piece by the Power Workers’ Union (PWU). Now for those of [...]

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