Lawrence Solomon: Carbon bounties (not taxes) could save us from the next Little Ice Age

(January 5, 2018) With scientists increasingly predicting a long period of global cooling, we may need incentives to put additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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Top ten takeaways from the OEB’s decision on OPG’s rate application

(January 3, 2018) The OEB has issued its decision on OPG’s multi-billion dollar, five-year rate application. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

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Ontario’s electricity system will slip further into farce with fake price-regulation hearings

(December 21, 2017) By continually politicizing electricity, the current Ontario government has lost its way.

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Electricity pricing, fake hearings and public ownership

(December 4, 2017) All political parties in Ontario have pursued electricity policies that are essentially political rather than economic. But how to end the political mess?

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The bad, very bad and very very bad of the Ontario PC energy plan

(November 28, 2017) The Ontario PC’s energy plan doubles down on a couple of poor policies. Continue reading

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A whole new way to screw up hydro is underway in Ontario and B.C.

(November 27, 2017) BC Hydro is following Ontario down a road where the price of electricity is political. Continue reading

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Provincial finances are worse than they look as politicians hide their megaproject boondoggles

(November 14, 2017) Political leaders are determined to bury the risk of pet megaprojects. Continue reading

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