Category Archives: Alternative Energy

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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The perils of a hydro rate freeze for Ontario

(February 6, 2017) Any “relief” the province is considering for ratepayers will come at a cost.

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How to mislead Toronto Hydro’s customers on rate increases

(December 14, 2016) Toronto Hydro customers have been told that the rate increases they are experiencing aren’t that bad. Here’s why those comments are misleading.

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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: 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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Lawrence Solomon: Yes, Ontario’s Liberals can cancel their terrible renewable power contracts—and they should do it now

There is no compelling case for Ontario to honour its odious renewable power deals. Continue reading

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