LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A hydro credit, by any other name...

Opinion Feb 09, 2011 Flamborough Review

Why is the Ontario government calling the 10 per cent credit we are now receiving on our electricity bills the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit?

It has been well reported that the investment the government is currently making in so-called "clean" electricity generation costs us much more than the current rates, so the benefit is obviously not coming from any type of cost savings. Maybe they should have called it the “There's an Election in the Fall Benefit.”

With respect to the Debt Retirement Charge and the Conservatives’ request for a forensic audit, the government should easily be able to make that data available. All monies collected for this should only be going to pay down the stranded debt of the former Ontario Hydro.  

Any hesitation to cooperate would make me think differently.Brian ByersCarlisle

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A hydro credit, by any other name...

Opinion Feb 09, 2011 Flamborough Review

Why is the Ontario government calling the 10 per cent credit we are now receiving on our electricity bills the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit?

It has been well reported that the investment the government is currently making in so-called "clean" electricity generation costs us much more than the current rates, so the benefit is obviously not coming from any type of cost savings. Maybe they should have called it the “There's an Election in the Fall Benefit.”

With respect to the Debt Retirement Charge and the Conservatives’ request for a forensic audit, the government should easily be able to make that data available. All monies collected for this should only be going to pay down the stranded debt of the former Ontario Hydro.  

Any hesitation to cooperate would make me think differently.Brian ByersCarlisle

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A hydro credit, by any other name...

Opinion Feb 09, 2011 Flamborough Review

Why is the Ontario government calling the 10 per cent credit we are now receiving on our electricity bills the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit?

It has been well reported that the investment the government is currently making in so-called "clean" electricity generation costs us much more than the current rates, so the benefit is obviously not coming from any type of cost savings. Maybe they should have called it the “There's an Election in the Fall Benefit.”

With respect to the Debt Retirement Charge and the Conservatives’ request for a forensic audit, the government should easily be able to make that data available. All monies collected for this should only be going to pay down the stranded debt of the former Ontario Hydro.  

Any hesitation to cooperate would make me think differently.Brian ByersCarlisle