Category Archives: Conservation

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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This time is different: OPG says its megaproject not like the others

(October 11, 2016) Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is confident that its new megaproject will do the impossible: come in on time and on budget.

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Ontario won’t be able to reduce soaring hydro costs anytime soon, say experts

(September 9, 2016) Don’t expect any quick fixes for Ontario’s soaring hydro rates.

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How Ontario’s 1 per cent can do its share to reduce fuel poverty

(August 17, 2016) Ontario’s wealthiest residents can help lower electricity rates for everyone else. 

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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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Heated over Hydro One

From the auditor general’s report to the global adjustment fee to conservation — has the Liberal government delivered the most efficient and affordable power for the province? The Consumer Institute’s Brady Yauch joins The Agenda to discuss. Continue reading

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