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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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Wikipedia and the climate non-debate

(April 8, 2016) “Wikipedia has emerged as an influential tool used by climate alarmists against climate change realists, who are unwilling to accept political proclamations there is an indisputable consensus humans are causing catastrophic climate change.” Ron Arnold for the Heartland Institute draws on Lawrence Solomon’s experience with ‘Wikibullies’ for this commentary. Continue reading

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Op-ed: Ontario electricity rates fastest rising in North America

How fast have they risen? Hydro prices in Ontario have gone up three times faster than the price of other goods and services. Continue reading

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Toronto Hydro’s gift to ratepayers

Toronto Hydro will hike distribution rates by more than 20% in the coming year. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Nature needs a hand

The tar sands sites will leave a lasting man-made legacy that will be more enjoyed by humans than the sullied lands they found. Continue reading

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A plea for tolerance on issues of science

(February 12, 2015) This letter to the editor of the US-based GazetteNET highlights the lack of mainstream focus given to disagreement among scientists on the subject of anthropogenic global warming and cites Lawrence Solomon’s work to tell the other side of that story. Continue reading

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Former Energy Prober gains recognition as an Island photographer and author

Gore Bay’s Jan McQuay’s book of photographs, ‘Scenic Manitoulin through the Seasons,’ reflects a sense of responsibility for the environment that grew along with her job at Energy Probe in Toronto in the 1970s. Continue reading

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