18 May '11, 2pm

Tyler Hamilton provides a great analysis of the FIT and the current unnecessary partisan politics that should...

Tyler Hamilton provides a great analysis of the FIT and the current unnecessary partisan politics that should...

Now, on to solar. Hudak and his legion of backers, including National Post columnist Parker Gallant (who has somehow managed to turn his column into an official soap box for the Ontario PCs — hell, he even hands over fresh quotes for Hudak’s press releases now), always point to solar prices when talking about the FIT. After all, it’s easier to anger voters by saying generally that we’re paying 80.2 cents per kilowatt-hour under the FIT and that this is 10 times more than the wholesale market rate for electricity. Wow — 10 times more! Crazy. But the comparison shouldn’t be to the wholesale market rate, and the rate itself is far from representative of the FIT program pricing. That scary 80.2 cents, which will soon be lowered, is for less than 1 per cent of FIT contracts when measured on a megawatt-hour contribution basis. Also, that money doesn’t go to big corporate conglom...

Full article: http://www.cleanbreak.ca/2011/05/18/hudaks-energy-strateg...

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motherearthnews.com 18 May '11, 10pm

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jetsongreen.com 18 May '11, 6pm

As you may know, I have a lot of interest in factory-built homes and prefabricated construction techniques. Some of this c...