Wynne government’s energy conservation program is wasting billions of public dollars: Study

TORONTO – The Ontario government’s energy conservation program is a multibillion-dollar boondoggle that wastes public money and doesn’t lower the cost of electricity, according to a new report by the Fraser Institute.

Authors Tom Adams, an independent energy and environmental consultant, and Ross McKitrick, an economics professor at Guelph University, contend in “Demand Side Mismanagement: How Conservation Became Waste,” that Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government is making outlandish claims about how much money it has saved through energy conservation that have no basis in reality.

  • Yes, and people will still vote for her.

    When the summer becomes hot and there is no air conditioning, remind Liberal voters over a glass of cold lemonade that only YOU are drinking who they voted for.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure they will be more careful with the carbon tax billions they will be collecting.

  • Alain

    Since they are not wasting their own money why would they care? That is the basic nature of the socialist beast.

  • John Boy

    Tom Adams is wrong because he is counting all the money that went to Liberals like former Liberal Party of Canada President, Mike Crawley as waste!

  • felis gracilis

    Kathleen Redenbacher’s Puffy Popcorn Hour. Saves energy and signals virtue.
    Every hour of the year.

  • mauser 98

    just got back from Urgent Care Clinic with my 89 year old mother who has Alzheimers/dimensia after family doctors instructions
    fifteen or so 20 year olds in line ahead and 1 doctor on duty
    4 to 5 hour wait…no quarter given..suck it up

  • Gary

    How about the nepotism scam at Hydro where someone exposed in a Audit that out of about 1500 employees close to 1100 of them came from similar Postal Codes and even that same address as a relative.
    These were jobs on the SunShine list for over $100,000.00 and yet the whole idea behind the NDP’s Humans Rights Employment Equity and Diversity Quotas was to end nepotism and have laws to Post Jobs outside the Company as a Open Position for everyone to apply .
    But hey , these are often non-Unions jobs where having connections to a Political party can get you in .
    Just like the Ontario Liberals where Wynne’s brother in Law got a nice Contract deal for some work , but Wynne runs the OPP and the Human Rights Commission run the Police.
    Crooks would never call the Police to report being cheated by another crook.