Here in Ontario, we have a very 'green' nanny state provincial gov't....Liberal.
We are experiencing what you are about to if current trends are allowed to continue.
Our Gov't is hugely promoting wind power and solar power...we are paying up to 80 cents per kwh for this source of electricity, not counting the tax breaks given to the companies building and erecting and funding these mega projects.
Our coal generators are closing and nuclear generator construction has been put on hold.
Our electricity rates have doubled since 2006 and are predicted to double again by 2015.
While everyone purports to be 'green' in some form or other, few would have agreed to these price increases, had the Gov't been up front with the true costs. These price hikes are hardest on industry, middle class and the poor.
Industry is fleeing to Alberta or points south. Our Auto manufacturing is teetering and this could be a death knell....unless of course the Gov't subsidizes them...more money out of the average Joe's pocket.
here is an example of more nonsense...
if you buy an alarm clock for $9.99.... add a $2.45 future disposal tax...then add 13% HST (harmonized sales tax) which also taxes the disposal tax!! Try to return it and you do not get the $2.45 back.
There is disposal tax on all electronics, any oil products, light bulbs, batteries and a zillion other things