EDMONTON, AB: Wildrose Shadow Electricity & Renewables Minister Don MacIntyre released the following statement on the NDP government’s renewable electricity plan:
“Wildrose believes in a realistic renewable energy program driven by private sector investment, not government subsidies.
“However, the government needs to make it clear where they expect nearly $11 billion of investment to come from when they are busy ripping up contracts with Alberta-owned power companies and creating investor uncertainty across our energy sector.
“The fact is, ratepayers in other provinces have been promised painless accelerated transitions to renewables, only to see either government funded bailouts or increased rates on their power bills. We will be studying any future information the government provides on their plans closely.”