Lawrence Solomon: Hottest year ever?! Climate doomsayers may have hit the panic button a little too early

(December 11, 2014) Global warming doomsayers have issues confronting reality.

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Toronto Hydro’s ratepayers pay dearly for electing GTA Liberals

(December 14, 2014) Anyone aware of the fallout from the Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk’s report on “smart meters” knows Ontario’s Energy Minister, Bob Chiarelli, challenged her report suggesting the energy sector was hard to understand because it is so “complex”! Continue reading

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Ontario’s Auditor General lays into Ministry of Energy

(December 12, 2014) A new report from Ontario’s Auditor General sharply criticizes a number of policies in the province’s electricity sector. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Ill winds blow from wind turbines

(November 25, 2014) The wind industry is dangerous to human health, posing risks to everything from dizziness and nausea to chronic stress and heart conditions.

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90% of Ontario’s wind subsidies benefit a select few multinationals: study

(November 25, 2014) Subsidies given to Ontario’s wind farm owners largely benefit a select few multinational corporations, a new Energy Probe study shows. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Saudi Arabia’s war of attrition

(November 13, 2014) With the U.S. no longer a reliable ally, and no longer in need of Saudi oil, the Saudis know they are on their own against Iran.

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Costing ratepayers $243 million maximizes values for Premier Wynne

(November 16, 2014) Both Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Hydro One announced their third quarter results last week within a day of each other and the news was mixed.

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