Ontario electricity customers have paid more than $6 billion to dump surplus, high-priced power: study

(September 20, 2016) Ontario electricity customers have paid more than $6 billion to cover the cost of exporting the province’s energy surplus, according to a new study from the Consumer Policy Institute.

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Lawrence Solomon: Yes, Ontario’s Liberals can cancel their terrible renewable power contracts—and they should do it now

(September 15, 2016) There is no compelling case for Ontario to honour its odious renewable power deals.

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Wynne’s promised tax break on hydro bills does little in the long run, say critics

(September 12, 2016) Cutting the provincial portion of HST from hydro bills won’t solve the province’s energy crisis.

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Ontario won’t be able to reduce soaring hydro costs anytime soon, say experts

(September 9, 2016) Don’t expect any quick fixes for Ontario’s soaring hydro rates.
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FAO misses the point on Ontario’s soaring hydro bills

(August 31, 2016) A recent post from Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office (FAO) downplayed the negative impact soaring hydro rates are having on households and the economy.

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Lawrence Solomon: Everyone’s a climate change leader, until their claim becomes quantifiable

(August 25, 2016) There may not be a metric for sincerity and earnestness but there is a metric for something else: fuel poverty.

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How Ontario’s 1 per cent can do its share to reduce fuel poverty

(August 17, 2016) Ontario’s wealthiest residents can help lower electricity rates for everyone else.  Continue reading

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