ROBERT WRIGHT

Crisis, What Crisis?

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The E-Car Revolution II

It's not easy being an eco-rebel.  You want the revolution, and you want it now.  You want a cool new Tesla Model 3.  You want to cash in on the Ontario government's incentive program, and get your kick-back of up to $14,000.  You definitely want one of those green license plates that allow you to use the HOV lanes and whiz past all the gridlocked fossil-fuel dinosaurs.  But to achieve this state of rectitude, you have to un-remember that i) e-cars are the toys of the rich, ii) 60% of Ontario's electricity comes from nuclear power, and iii) ordinary Ontarians will pay $133-billion over the market price of hydro between now and 2032 to subsidize your revolution.