It will cost up to an estimated $37.7 billion annually for Canada to move from coal to renewables.
Government support for renewables in Canada will leave power grids more susceptible to blackouts.
Job losses attributed to rising electricity costs outweigh the jobs created in the renewable energy sector.
Generating Electricity in Canada from Wind and Sunlight: Is Getting Less for More Better than Getting More for Less?
Canada’s non-hydro renewables start from a very low baseline of both capacity and generation.
Affordable energy is to the economy what oxygen is to the human body.
BC Hydro’s planned project for a hydroelectric dam on the Peace River—known as the Site C dam—is proving to be controversial, with some industry groups panning the plan while touting renewable energy sources such as wind.
Earlier this month the Fraser Institute published a report sharply critical of one of the flagship policies of the Ontario government, namely the Ontario Green Energy Act (GEA). We found that the Act is costing Ontario over $5 billion annually but yields negligible environmental benefits, and that equivalent or greater benefits could have been achieved using conventional pollution control measures at less than one-tenth the cost.