In response to a reporter’s question on the soaring power rates for Alberta consumers, Premier Danielle Smith was unequivocal: “This is what happens when ideology runs the power grid.”
The Premier went on to point out the fatal mistake of the previous NDP administration to take coal offline too quickly, leaving Albertans without a reliable energy source. Indeed, she noted how wind and solar are not reliable and require costly infrastructure. And Smith repeated her intent to block Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s green ideological dreams, which will cost taxpayers 1.7 trillion dollars. As a result, Albertans could see their energy bills rise five times what they are now, said Smith.
Already, Alberta is expected to see historic electricity rates soaring this month. Moving to unreliable energy sources such as wind power has only exacerbated the growing crisis.
Transitioning to cleaner forms of energy has to make sense. Large-scale wind and solar don’t make sense. It’s refreshing to hear a politician actually admit it.