Title: Strategic Energy Management for Businesses in Quebec Author: Johanne Whitmore and Pierre-Olivier Pineau (Executive Summary) Publisher: Conference Board of Canada Date: October 2015 Full Text Article Summary: In 2012, 67 per cent of the energy consumed in Quebec was consumed by industrial, commercial, and institutional users. How businesses and organization managed their energy consumption,
Who benefits most from government ‘green’ policies? Usually it is the companies that produce renewable energy, not citizens or the environment. For example, 602 birds and 1,270 bats were killed by wind turbines at a single Ontario wind farm between July and December of 2009.
Aggressive carbon pricing schemes that depend upon routing taxpayer dollars to ‘green’ projects are making energy and other goods more expensive for Canada’s poorest. Canadians in provinces where these policies have been implemented are having to choose between heating their homes and buying groceries to feed their families. Some are walking away from their homes because they can no longer afford to power and heat them. This is the ‘heat or eat’ conundrum.