Grounds for Thought presents: Paris is dead

(September 18, 2017) Join us for the return of the Grounds for Thought discussion night with our most controversial topic to date. Oh, it’s a doozy alright!

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How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report

(September 6, 2017) Government-owned power utilities across Canada are pushing ahead with multi-billion dollar megaprojects, while undermining the regulators put in place to protect consumers from such reckless behaviour, according to a new analysis from the Consumer Policy Institute.

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Lawrence Solomon: Singing the praises of coal — the virtuous stone that liberated humanity

(August 25, 2017) Among coal’s virtues is its small ecological footprint, in startling contrast to the clodhoppers that are renewable energy.
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Ontario’s green energy experience: sobering lessons for sustainable climate change policies

(August 15, 2017) A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute finds Ontario’s green energy policies have yielded moderate environmental gains while drastically increasing energy prices.

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Lawrence Solomon: How Tesla’s Elon Musk became the master of fake business

(August 11, 2017) Musk’s genius is primarily in the subsidy-seeking realm. By 2015, U.S. governments alone had given his companies US$5 billion through direct grants, tax breaks, cut-rate loans, tax credits and rebates.

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Ontario’s conservation program another corporate welfare handout

(August 3, 2017) Ontario ratepayers will pay $100 million for a conservation program that experts admit is unnecessary. Continue reading

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How megaprojects bankrupt utilities

(June 26, 2017) Brady Yauch, executive director of Consumer Policy Institute, describes the looming threat to public institutions – and to our pocketbooks.

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