Sunday, November 7, 2010

California vote illuminates Ontario’s energy future

"In fact, as clean energy companies prepare to invest billions in a Mojave Desert solar farm in California, the Green Energy Act is doing the same thing in Ontario. Over the next three years, the province will see 10 times as many solar panels installed than existed across the whole country at the end of 2009.

These will come through the 15,000 rooftops and fields due for solar power — pumping more than 1,000 megawatts into our electricity grid. Enough power for a million homes.

Consider this: the world’s largest solar farm is in Ontario. It pumps in 80 megawatts into the grid, and employed 800 people to build it.

Then there’s wind. In about a year, contracts have been awarded for more than 1,500 megawatts of wind capacity. That’s 650 windmills about to go up, each one employing someone, each one generating clean energy to replace coal."

Of course that is a lie. All that wind and solar power is getting exported to the US because we have a gult of power. Wind will never be able to replace coal.

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