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Parker Gallant: The Chiarelli charade

Reading an April 27 interview in the Almaguin News with Ontario’s Energy Minister, Bob Chiarelli, gives one the impression that he resides in a state of mind the rest of Ontario’s residents don’t understand. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: IESO’s windy forecasts: more will produce less

(March 26, 2015) The Independent Electricity System Operator’s quarterly “18 Month Outlook: An Assessment of the Reliability and Operability of the Ontario Electricity System” has this writer a bit rattled.

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Parker Gallant: Hydro One, blessed by the Ontario Energy Board

(March 12, 2015) Wow, another great day for Hydro One and another chance to sock it to Ontario’s ratepayers. The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued their ruling late today (March 12, 2015) on the Hydro One rate application and pretty … Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 3

(March 6, 2015) The prior Chapter in this series finished with the disclosure that many affected by “energy poverty” were seniors living on fixed incomes wanting to spend their final years; “aging at home” but rising energy prices were making … Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 2

As noted in Chapter 1, finding information on “energy poverty” in Ontario is both time consuming and frustrating as there is no central collection point. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 1

(March 1, 2015) The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) annually puts out a consumer chart with the questions/issues most often asked about.

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Parker Gallant: Liberal gas plant report: keep moving folks, nothing to see here!

(February 22, 2015) MPP Shafiq Oaadri, Chair, of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy presented the “Liberal” member’s perspective to the Legislature on “The Cancellation and Relocation of the Gas Plants and Document Retention Issues” several days ago.

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Parker Gallant: Consume less. No, no; consume more!

The Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) 2014 “conservation” budget at $483 million is presumably based on directions from the Energy Minister, Bob Chiarelli. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: WHO’s facts are right!

(September 11, 2014) The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued Fact Sheet No 266, “Climate change and health” and one of the facts they published was this one …

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Parker Gallant: Electricity in Ontario—Premier Wynne’s transparency is opaque

(August 5, 2014) According to the 2012 Yearbook of Electricity Distributors on the OEB’s (Ontario Energy Board) website the total electricity purchased by local distribution companies (LDCs) in Ontario for 2012 was 125.3 terawatts (TWh).

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