A few weeks ago, we told you the story of the NDP government hiring Ontario firm Ecofit to install energy efficient light bulbs in households around the province.
As if light bulb task forces weren't loony enough on their own (especially in the midst of record unemployment and insane deficits) we now know that there's even more to the story.
On Calgary radio yesterday, David Gray from AIM Energy Pros revealed that when the government of Alberta initially requested bids on the project, the request for proposal was "tailor-made" for Ecofit. The government didn't want to look at other companies - for whatever reason they had already made up their mind.
In fact, two companies said they could do the project for cheaper than Ecofit but were not selected.
On top of that, the request for proposal called for bidders to set up a department within their company that the government would then go on to nationalize, creating a Crown Corporation for energy efficiency in Alberta.
A Crown Corporation to replace the province's light bulbs. It would almost be funny if it weren't our tax dollars going down the low-flush toilet.
The Alberta Can't Wait Team
P.S. Listen to the whole segment here. (April 17, 11:00 AM)