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Looking to lower Ontario power rates? Start with Pickering, where $550 million will be wastefully spent

The economic argument to keep Pickering open past 2020 relies on an analysis that requires some far apart stars to align. Brady Yauch for Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading

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Presentation to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

The federal government should look to Ontario for examples on how not to implement renewable energy policies. Brady Yauch for Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading

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Has global warming corrupted environmentalism?

Join us this Tuesday, February 28, 8 pm at the Green Beanery cafe-roastery on the corner of Bathurst and Bloor as we ask: has grass-roots environmentalism become an endangered species? Continue reading

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The Kinder Morgan pipeline: permits or permission?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline has raised a storm of protest about its predicted impacts on the orcas, climate change, First Nations’ rights, as well as concerns about the project’s “flawed” approval process and lack of “social licence”. Lawyer Andrew Roman contextualizes some of the hot-button issues raised by critics. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: If voters want to rip up Ontario’s outrageous renewable energy contracts, the courts won’t stop them

The implication that cancelling odious solar and wind contracts would scare off investors defies history and lacks credibility. Continue reading

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A new debt retirement charge for Ontario electricity customers

The reprieve is over. Those “dead” assets still require paying off. Continue reading

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Ontarians paying more to use less electricity, a trend critics say won’t change

Consumer hydro rates have risen in Ontario since 2012, while they’ve dipped elsewhere. Continue reading

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