Mr Fry’s recent article regarding energy generation in Ontario highlights the main issue with today’s Conservative politicians: they have no vision for how to govern, beyond the narrow short termism of cut, cut, cut.
Renewable energy has upfront costs, which can be amortized over a long period of time. Using fossil fuels for energy and heating exposes Ontarians to volatility and long term price increases. Just today, February 3, Shell announced their profits had quadrupled at the same time as British households are facing 50% increases in energy bills. A sensible long term plan would have been to continue investing in renewable energy and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.
By repealing the Green Energy Act, the Ford government has cost us four vital years in the battle to cut emissions and keep global heating below the vital 2C threshold. We need to elect politicians who have a viable long term strategy to build a better future.