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Achtung, Ontario! Renewables are a money pit

Germany’s $412-billion lesson for Ontario. Continue reading

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Energy bills go up again, regulator points finger at renewables

(April 21, 2014) Ontario’s renewable energy producers are largely to blame for the coming price hike for ratepayers.

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Lawrence Solomon: North America slow to reverse renewables projects, but its turn will come soon

(April 7, 2014) Only those in fantasyland should expect a contract to be sacrosanct when one party to the transaction makes the law. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Renewables now bigger than nuclear

(May 18, 2011) The world now has more renewable electricity capacity than nuclear capacity, according to a recent report from the Worldwatch Institute. According to its World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010–2011, just four types of renewables — wind, small-scale hydro, solar, and biomass – accounted for 381 gigawatts (GW) of capacity at the end of 2010, edging past nuclear power’s 375 GW of capacity. Continue reading

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Bill C-69: Why retain the worst mistake of the 2012 Act?

“Good ideas that are badly implemented don’t make good laws. Without major amendments it is unlikely that there will be any new pipeline or electricity transmission proposals under C-69.” Read legal expert Andrew Roman’s hard-hitting and thoughtful presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources conducting hearings on the Trudeau government’s Bill C-69, which proposes to fundamentally change the way resource projects are reviewed and approved. Continue reading

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Will Ford keep his promise to lower hydro costs? He’d better

(October 30, 2018) If he betrays his voter base, willingly or not, by neglecting to cancel all renewable energy contracts, it will cost him.

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Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau stands alone as Canada — and the world — abandons green energy

Wind and solar have become the fossils of the energy industry; oil, gas and coal remain the fuels of the future. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Make Ontario hydro great again by reviving the Common Sense Revolution

Doug Ford’s hydro reforms can make winners of everyone, except the looters who have gamed the system. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau will learn a painful lesson — voters really dislike climate crusading

Global warming is so yesterday. There’s pretty much nothing the public cares less about than climate change. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Here’s the truth about Energy Probe’s alleged links to Big Oil

Lawrence Solomon: I’m called a lobbyist for the oil industry, a shill, a mouthpiece, and some not-so-nice words, too, all of it made up. Continue reading

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