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Maryland's strategy has been to mandate forward migration, currently 20 percent renewables by 2022. We know the results will be unfortunate because Ontario Canada has already been there. Over the past decade or so, Ontario has reduced power system carbon emissions by 80 percent to from 1990 levels. But all is not well in Ontario.

While their achievement is unprecedented, it was not well planned. Ontario learned that while wind and solar work well on high carbon systems, intermittency inhibits the ability to reach a zero-emission system. Ontario electricity prices increased by 70 percent, industry is leaving, and politicians are losing their jobs.

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