EDITORIAL: Province taking us for an elephant ride

Is any government every honest?

Tackle the expensive elephant in the room: nuclear

Tackle the expensive elephant in the room: nuclear

The Premier must say no to the nuclear lobby. No nuclear project has delivered on time or budget.

Increases in the Global Adjustment (GA) are driving up electricity prices. 46 per cent of the increase in the GA is due to nuclear power. Two companies operate nuclear plants in our province: privately owned Bruce Power and publicly owned Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Between 2002 and 2016, their rates rose by 54 per cent and 60 per cent.

And now OPG is asking for a massive price increase over the next decade to finance the Darlington Nuclear plant rebuild.

Instead of pouring billions more into nuclear power, let’s close Pickering Nuclear on time in 2018. This will save us money by reducing Ontario’s electricity surplus. Right now our provincial electricity surplus means Ontario has to sell excess power at a loss. If we need additional power, Quebec water power is much less expensive.

Just a thought
Do you think there is a possiblity that the nuclear lobby might be making political donations to the provincial Liberal party coffers? Ya think?

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