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Hydro hijinks in Ontario come to natural gas

(June 8, 2018) Regulatory principles in Ontario’s gas sector are being eroded and the costs will start to mount for customers.

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

Unlike its power companies, Ontario’s gas is sold by pencil-pushers who keep their nose to the grindstone and avoid controversy. Continue reading

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Ontario climate change plan could spike hydro, natural gas rates

(May 17, 2016) $7-billion plan seeks to phase out natural gas.

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Ontario’s push for uneconomic natural gas expansion will increase bills

(July 2, 2015) A move to expand the province’s natural gas system will result in higher bills for current and future customers.

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Enbridge household customers catch a break on natural gas bills

(May 22, 2014) After considering the views of individuals and groups, such as Energy Probe, the Ontario Energy Board has announced consumers will now have 27 months to pay back the $655.5 million shortfall accrued by Enbridge Gas Distribution. The Board is also slated to reassess its process of reviewing the cost of natural gas utilities pass on to customers. Continue reading

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Will biomass and/or natural gas save OPG Nanticoke

(December 06, 2010) As we continue down a path of shunning power at four cents per kWh for power at 80 cents plus, columnist Toby Barrett recommends heeding a warning by Energy Probe’s Executive Director Lawrence Solomon that, “the grave government is digging this time is big enough to bury the province as well as the power sector”. Continue reading

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Natural gas firms crave the spotlight

(April 1, 2008) With all the talk of building new nuclear power plants and expanding the use of renewable power and conservation programs in the province, the natural gas sector is looking for a little love these days. Continue reading

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Natural gas may boom by default

Roadblocks to building new coal and nuclear plants in the United States have some industry observers expecting a natural gas boom that could contribute to higher energy prices in Ontario over the coming decade. Continue reading

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Liquefied natural gas (LNG) risks by Tom Adams

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is rapidly gaining in policy popularity and commercial interest in North America. Continue reading

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The Marketplace: Is it really an advantage to lock into a natural gas contract?

(November 2, 2005) Lately I have been a two-time loser when it came to selecting a mortgage and deciding how to pay my natural gas bill. I made the wrong choice – or so some would argue – on both over the past five years. Continue reading

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