Lawrence Solomon: How to make Ontario’s awful power system as dull (and affordable) as natural gas

(May 12, 2017) Unlike its power companies, Ontario’s gas is sold by pencil-pushers who keep their nose to the grindstone and avoid controversy.

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How Queen’s Park broke Ontario’s provincial electricity sector

(April 12, 2017) Political meddling has undermined the province’s electricity sector. Continue reading

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Looking to lower Ontario power rates? Start with Pickering, where $550 million will be wastefully spent

(March 28, 2017) The economic argument to keep Pickering open past 2020 relies on an analysis that requires some far apart stars to align. Brady Yauch for Consumer Policy Institute.

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Lawrence Solomon: Now that the global warming era is nearing an end, the Third World can breathe easier

(March 23, 2017) Treating the Third World as a global warming guinea pig damaged it along with the West.

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Presentation to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

(March 13, 2017) The federal government should look to Ontario for examples on how not to implement renewable energy policies. Brady Yauch for Consumer Policy Institute.

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The bad, very bad and very very bad of the NDP’s hydro fix

(March 4, 2017) A plan by Ontario’s NDP to fix the province’s hydro crisis will only make matters worse. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Those scientists urging Trump to embrace carbon include the best climate experts around

(March 2, 2017) The U.K. Guardian decides who can and who cannot study the causes of climate change; dismisses physicists, space scientists and the effects of sun on climate. Continue reading

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