Lawrence Solomon: Global warming doomsayers take note: Earth’s 19th Little Ice Age has begun

(March 27, 2015) With a century of cold weather ahead, the public won’t buy that cold weather is caused by global warming. Continue reading

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Higher hydro bills to pay for high hydro bills

(March 27, 2015) Ontario’s Ministry of Energy is hiking hydro bills on all ratepayers in an effort to stop already high hydro bills.  Make sense? Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: IESO’s windy forecasts: more will produce less

(March 26, 2015) The Independent Electricity System Operator on a quarterly basis issue a “18 Month Outlook: An Assessment of the Reliability and Operability of the Ontario Electricity System.” Continue reading

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10 things you need to know from Hydro One’s rate application

(March 17, 2015) Energy Probe breaks down 10 important parts of the OEB’s decision on Hydro One’s distribution rate application.  Continue reading

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Customer rights get powered up in privatized electricity systems

(March 13, 2015) Customers with private electricity distributors are better protected from blackouts and other disruptions.
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Parker Gallant: Hydro One, blessed by the Ontario Energy Board

(March 12, 2015) Wow, another great day for Hydro One and another chance to sock it to Ontario’s ratepayers. The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued their ruling late today (March 12, 2015) on the Hydro One rate application and pretty well gave them everything they asked for! The OEB also ruled on the acquisition of Haldimand County Utilities Inc. by Hydro One!

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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 3

(March 6, 2015) The prior Chapter in this series finished with the disclosure that many affected by “energy poverty” were seniors living on fixed incomes wanting to spend their final years; “aging at home” but rising energy prices were making that difficult.

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