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Shut the Pickering reactors down

Tonight! March 27, 8:30 pm @Green_Beanery – stop by for our new Grounds for Thought discussion. Join Shawn-Patrick Stensil of Greenpeace as he focuses on the Pickering problem and why he wants nuclear power out of Ontario’s energy mix. Continue reading

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Polar bear battle in Toronto! It’s good science vs. climate do-gooders

Two events next week juxtapose two conflicting conclusions on the current health and future for polar bears. Behind the science, there’s also a juicy personal clash. Continue reading

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Ontario’s electricity system will slip further into farce with fake price-regulation hearings

By continually politicizing electricity, the current Ontario government has lost its way. Continue reading

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Electricity pricing, fake hearings and public ownership

All political parties that have been in power in Ontario have pursued electricity policies that are essentially political rather than economic. Some other provincial governments, notably Manitoba and British Columbia, seem to be imitating Ontario’s mismanagement of dangerously costly megaprojects and now in BC, Ontario’s politicizing of prices to consumers. This article focuses on the Ontario experience. 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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Grounds for Thought presents: Paris is dead

Join us for the return of the Grounds for Thought discussion night with our most controversial topic to date. Oh, it’s a doozy alright! Continue reading

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Ontario’s green energy experience: sobering lessons for sustainable climate change policies

A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute finds Ontario’s green energy policies have yielded moderate environmental gains while drastically increasing energy prices. Continue reading

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How megaprojects bankrupt utilities

Brady Yauch, executive director of Consumer Policy Institute, describes the looming threat to public institutions – and to our pocketbooks. Continue reading

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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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