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Ontario’s conservation program another corporate welfare handout

(August 3, 2017) Ontario ratepayers will pay $100 million for a conservation program that experts admit is unnecessary. Advertisements

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“Don’t subsidize us,” big business asks Ontario Energy Board

(January 9, 2015) Ontario’s biggest users of natural gas told the Ontario Energy Board they don’t need subsidies to take conservation seriously.

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Ban the bulb? What kind of bright idea is that?

(Sept. 1, 2009) Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb a century or so ago — with the help of a couple of Canadian patent holders — was not just a bright idea. It was the quintessential bright idea, the very symbol of eureka! Continue reading

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Ban the bulb? What kind of bright idea is that?

(September 1, 2009) Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb a century or so ago — with the help of a couple of Canadian patent holders — was not just a bright idea. It was the quintessential bright idea, the very symbol of eureka! Continue reading

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Danger overhead

(April 17, 2009) Toronto’s plan to mandate green roofs on new buildings could seriously threaten the city’s building stock. Continue reading

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The power of simple lessons

(March 28, 2008) Energy Probe’s Norm Rubin joined CBC Radio One’s “Here and Now” program recently to talk about Earth Hour. Norm hoped that Earth Hour would open people’s eyes to how changing energy-use patterns can help the environment. Continue reading

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No relief in sight: energy bills will stay high

(July 26, 2005) CanSpec Inspection Services of Sudbury helps the public understand what support there is for conserving energy, from technical to financial help through federal government programs. Continue reading

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