Christina Blizzard tracks the GEA (and ORNGE) back to George Smitherman in her column today. She has a colourful way of empathizing with Bentley and Matthews: "Any parade of pachyderms, has a couple of clowns running behind, cleaning up the mess."
Liberals still cleaning up Smitherman's mess | Ontario | News | Toronto Sun:
The Green Energy Act (GEA) was Smitherman’s baby. It offered ludicrously high prices to producers of wind and solar power and guaranteed that high-priced alternatives would be sold into the grid before cheaper traditional energy from Niagara Falls and nuclear plants.Read Chistina Blizzard's full column at the Toronto Sun site
Worse, costly green energy sent hydro bills skyrocketing.
That massive impact of the GEA shows up disastrously on the electricity bills of mid-sized businesses, many of which are getting squeezed out of business by something called the, “global adjustment,” — a line item that’s adding millions to their hydro bills.
Rural Ontario has been devastated by the GEA.
Small towns and villages had massive wind farms foisted on them over vigorous objections.
They’re a blight on the countryside and instead of bringing employment to hard-pressed areas, many of them are owned and operated outside this province.