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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

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Russia’s war has started The Great U-Turn

(June 26, 2022) The West’s net zero policies, pursued too rapidly, with the wrong technologies, and without regard to energy security, has financed Russia’s war on Ukraine. The Great U-Turn back to fossil fuels has already begun in Europe.

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All that glitters isn’t green. Or renewable.

(February 3, 2022) “Green” is used as a political obedience button. We are expected to agree, without closely examining proposed laws and policies. After all, how could it be bad if it’s green? We are not expected to ask “green in … Continue reading

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Killing cap and trade is costly. But keeping it is worse

To pay for the 57 beneficiary programs, cap and trade was taking $2 billion a year out of the productive economy. 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: 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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