12 Apr '13, 11am

Wind energy a good deal - wind energy has delivered major clean energy benefits at very small cost to consumers

home > media centre > news releases Tweet 04/11/2013 Wind energy a good deal for Ontario Report finds wind energy has delivered major clean energy benefits at very small cost to consumers Ottawa, Ontario, April 11, 2013 – Contrary to a Fraser Institute report released today titled “Environmental and Economic Consequences of Ontario's Green Energy Act”, wind energy has helped clean Ontario’s electricity system and deliver hundreds of millions of dollars to rural communities – with little additional cost passed on to ratepayers. An analysis of consumer rate impacts by Power Advisory, Customer Bill Impacts of Generation Sources in Ontario , looked at the various components of a typical consumer electricity bill – including supply and delivery – and found that wind energy accounted for only about 5 per cent of the increase to the total customer bill between 2009 and 2012. Down...

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