Achtung, Ontario! Renewables are a money pit

(August 12, 2014) Germany’s $412-billion lesson for Ontario.

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Is it the sun?

(August 6, 2014) Solar effects could bring on little ice ages. Lawrence Solomon, who “sums this up well,” is quoted by author Jack Dini for his report on the significance of an anemic sun for Earth’s climate.

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Why it’s time for a flat distribution fee in Ontario

(August 6, 2014) The Ontario Energy Board’s move towards a flat distribution is the right one. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Electricity in Ontario—Premier Wynne’s transparency is opaque

(August 5, 2014) According to the 2012 Yearbook of Electricity Distributors on the OEB’s (Ontario Energy Board) website the total electricity purchased by local distribution companies (LDCs) in Ontario for 2012 was 125.3 terawatts (TWh).

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Parker Gallant: Wind turbines and solar panels bring Ontario energy poverty: Chapter 2

(July 23, 2014) The first Chapter on “energy poverty” introduced the reader to LIEN (Low-Income Energy Network) and APCH (A Place Called Home), of the City of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton County.

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Parker Gallant: Wind turbines and solar panels bring Ontario energy poverty: Chapter 1

(July 22, 2014) “Green sustainable energy is working for Ontario making us all more prosperous.” There are a large number of people in Ontario who would disagree with that statement and they are reflected in the increasing number of people living in “energy poverty”.

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1 percenters will take a hit under new power rates

(June 24, 2014) The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has tabled a proposal to have all electricity users pay their fair share for the cost of delivering power to their home. Continue reading

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