Category Archives: Natural Gas

USMCA could kill Canadian retailers. Here’s how to save them (without handouts)

Under the new trade deal, shopping in Canada will often be too pricey to compete. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Theresa May may become one of the most radical western leaders of the century

Under May, NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) becomes PIMBY (Please In My Back Yard). Continue reading

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Ontario’s residential energy bills will continue to march higher

Provincial policies will push Ontario’s gas and hydro bills higher in the coming years. Continue reading

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Ontario climate change plan could spike hydro, natural gas rates

(May 17, 2016) $7-billion plan seeks to phase out natural gas.

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Ontario’s push for uneconomic natural gas expansion will increase bills

(July 2, 2015) A move to expand the province’s natural gas system will result in higher bills for current and future customers.

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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 3

(March 6, 2015) The prior Chapter in this series finished with the disclosure that many affected by “energy poverty” were seniors living on fixed incomes wanting to spend their final years; “aging at home” but rising energy prices were making … Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Fantasies about global warming and other delusions will fare poorly in 2015

2015 will see more ethnic groups within today’s cobbled-together countries successfully assert their autonomy, with the greatest changes occurring in the Middle East. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Russia-China gas deal a good deal for the world

(May 29, 2014) The $400-billion sale of gas by Russia to China serves the West too, helping our economies while lessening geopolitical tensions. Continue reading

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Enbridge household customers catch a break on natural gas bills

(May 22, 2014) After considering the views of individuals and groups, such as Energy Probe, the Ontario Energy Board has announced consumers will now have 27 months to pay back the $655.5 million shortfall accrued by Enbridge Gas Distribution. The Board is also slated to reassess its process of reviewing the cost of natural gas utilities pass on to customers. Continue reading

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Legislature’s gas-plants committee a gong show

(April 26, 2014) Digging up important facts becomes secondary to doing, or dodging, political damage. Former Energy Probe executive director, Tom Adams, implored the Queen’s Park committee probing the cancellation of a pair of power plants in Oakville and Mississauga, to cut the bull: “I urge you to pass the baton of sorting out the issues of document destruction to the OPP, the courts and the Information and Privacy Commissioner,” he told them. “My pitch is, do not allow the gas scandal investigation to get waylaid again.” Continue reading

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