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Energy Probe believes that the transportation sector holds the greatest potential for energy conservation because it operates the least on market principles. The automobile is especially subsidized in direct and indirect ways, most markedly via free roads and in government … Continue reading

Lawrence Solomon: Why the ‘e’ in e-car actually stands for evil

Electric vehicles are for city folk. For most rural residents, their role is to give, give, give. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: How Tesla’s Elon Musk became the master of fake business

Musk’s genius is primarily in the subsidy-seeking realm. By 2015, U.S. governments alone had given his companies US$5 billion through direct grants, tax breaks, cut-rate loans, tax credits and rebates. Continue reading

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Ontario’s Auditor General Slams the Province’s Pending Cap and Trade Fiasco

(December 2, 2016) Ontario’s Auditor General tells the public what’s really going to happen when the province introduces its cap and trade program. Hint: it’s not pretty.

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Lawrence Solomon: Solomon’s uncanny scorecard

Lawrence Solomon gives himself a performance assessment and it’s “pretty good”. Continue reading

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Revamped Hydro One will tread line between private, public enterprise

(April 27, 2015) Hydro One Inc. will face private-sector challenges from which it is currently immune when Ontario’s government sheds a 60% stake in the electricity transmission and distribution utility in an IPO. 

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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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Lawrence Solomon: Subways, profitable subways

Politics have transformed once economic subways into an unaffordable public transit option. Continue reading

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Fairness on the road

(June 12, 2014) Road tolls don’t deprive people of options, they add travel options for all, improving the quality of life. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Environmental Defence, hypocrites or hypochondriacs

(February 11, 2014) Riddle me this! What do the Cement Association of Canada, United Steelworkers, Xerox and Middlefields Resource Funds (investors in oil and gas exploration and development) and Environmental Defence have in common?

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