29 Aug '11, 9pm

#OnPoli Tyler Hamilton rips into Wente's misleading column in the Globe and highlights the facts

#OnPoli Tyler Hamilton rips into Wente's misleading column in the Globe and highlights the facts

There’s that “most” word again, as in “most have been miserable failures.” She’s referring both generally to green energy initiatives spearheaded by government and specifically to a small $20-million household retrofit program in Seattle that didn’t deliver promised results. Forget that maybe, just maybe this specific program was mismanaged. So what? I mean, programs — private or public — get mismanaged and don’t produce results all the time. Hey, the market even screws up, too. You know, like how mismanagement by U.S. and European banks led to a worldwide financial crisis? No mention of that, of course. Also no mention of how successful the Canadian federal government’s EcoEnergy home retrofit program was before it was cancelled in 2010. In all, Ottawa committed $750 million to a program that encouraged Canadians to spend $4 billion of their own money. In doing so, those ...

Full article: http://www.cleanbreak.ca/2011/08/29/tsk-tsk-globe-and-mai...

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