Category Archives: Alternative Energy

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: Paris is dead. The global warming deniers have won

Since his pullout in June, Trump has repeatedly reaffirmed the wisdom of pulling out of the “bad deal” for the U.S. that was Paris. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Singing the praises of coal — the virtuous stone that liberated humanity

Among coal’s virtues is its small ecological footprint, in startling contrast to the clodhoppers that are renewable energy. 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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How Queen’s Park broke Ontario’s provincial electricity sector

(April 12, 2017) Political meddling has undermined the province’s electricity sector.

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The bad, very bad and very very bad of the NDP’s hydro fix

(March 4, 2017) A plan by Ontario’s NDP to fix the province’s hydro crisis will only make matters worse.

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