Category Archives: Renewables

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: 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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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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Lawrence Solomon: We’re technological laggards

Google, Apple and other so-called technology companies don’t look like much compared to the giants of a century ago. Continue reading

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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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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 2

As noted in Chapter 1, finding information on “energy poverty” in Ontario is both time consuming and frustrating as there is no central collection point. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 1

(March 1, 2015) The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) annually puts out a consumer chart with the questions/issues most often asked about.

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Renewable energy not walking the talk on competitiveness

(February 23, 2015) When subsidies are cut, renewable energy investment largely disappears.  

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Ontario’s big wind bonanza: Over 90% of subsidies funneled to just 11 companies

Yes, everyone would need to pay a little more for renewable power, the public was told, but the benefits would be widely shared, for the ultimate benefit of all. But then something else happened. Continue reading

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