10 May '11, 10pm

Tyler Hamilton: reality check on Hudak's "delusional" #energy promises @Go2CleanBreak #onpoli #YYZ

Tyler Hamilton: reality check on Hudak's "delusional" #energy promises @Go2CleanBreak #onpoli #YYZ

I agree that the rates — not all of them, but some of them — were set too high and all of them need to phased down, as originally envisioned in the program (and which is a component of any FIT program). I also am a critic of how the Samsung deal went down and question its necessity. But is that a reason to kill an entire program? It seems more reasonable to adjust those rates and turn to competitive bidding where it makes sense — large, multimegawatt projects. Honestly, are projects under 10 kilowatts, or even 50 kilowatts, going to have a meaningful impact on rates? The PCs like to talk about the 80.2 cents, but what they should be hammering is the 44 cents for multimegawatt projects, not the smaller projects that are empowering citizens and communities to actually care about their energy future. Ending the FIT cold turkey is not a smart move, it’s another abrupt, knee-je...

Full article: http://www.cleanbreak.ca/2011/05/10/the-gloves-are-off-an...

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