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Or they could give it to Kathleen Wynne and have her sell it off - she's got experience with that in Ontario.
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hehehehehehehehe....

Thats 2.2B that we the tax payers spent to get somebody elected...

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A bunch of somebodies, Bill.
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I wonder how much the Executives are taking in salaries?

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'Taking' being the operative word, eh?

To be absolutely fair here, they built what they said they'd build. It just doesn't work properly (as intended). On the plus side, no shortage of fricasseed bird for a quick take-away.
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I put solar on my boat for $145... Works like a charm...but I still get bird poop and no fricasse ...maybe I should try the 2.2B solution...

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A bunch of somebodies, Bill.
Nope, got it wrong, Dan! Got one elected and then he just appointed a bunch of experts with no real life experience to run the show.

Hmmm! Don't you just love it? Electric cars, solar and wind farms...

The batteries in the electric cars produce more pollution during the manufacturing process then the internal combustion engine puts out in its lifetime, and the solar and wind farms kill of the wildlife!

Sort of counter intuitive, isn't it?

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And we still have to subsidize the power they produce. I've read that wind power only averages 8% efficiency.

Just for a little perspective, I went through one of the coal fired plants in Alberta with a cousin who worked there. The old coal fired plants just dropped chunks of coal on a grate where they burned and was only maybe 70% efficient. The newer ones employ fluidized bed combustion technology (developed by the Chinese) where the coal gets pulverized to a powder and blown into the furnace from four directions at an angle. This forms a fireball that floats in mid air. The exhaust goes through electrostatic scrubbers to remove the fly ash. The fly ash is a sellable product that the plant makes money on now. Farmers buy a lot of it but it is also used to make high strength, lightweight concrete. What you see coming out of their stacks these days is mostly heat waves.

Not saying that burning coal is good but it is a lot better than it once was and it doesn't have the impact on wildlife that the green energy is having.
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A billion here, a billion there.....pretty soon you takin' about a lot of money.
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