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Electricity generation with 100% renewables is a fantasy
(December 3, 2022) Breaking down the high cost of renewables based on the data.
Posted in Costs, Energy Probe News, Renewables Tagged Andrew Roman, electricity, IESO, renewables, solar, wind Leave a comment
The impossible green dream
(July 12, 2022) Instead of refurbishing an old and deteriorating natural gas pipeline that has served Ottawa for 65 years, Ottawa is investing instead in a fantasy strategy it calls its Energy Evolution plan. Unfortunately, Ottawa is not alone in … Continue reading
All that glitters isn’t green. Or renewable.
(February 3, 2022) “Green” is used as a political obedience button. We are expected to agree, without closely examining proposed laws and policies. After all, how could it be bad if it’s green? We are not expected to ask “green in … Continue reading
The Texas power failure and what to do about it
Unpacking the Texas power outage and how to avoid similar in future. Legal expert Andrew Roman breaks down what happened and how to increase reliability.
Posted in Costs, Energy Probe News, Fossil Fuels, Pipelines, Utility Reform Tagged Andrew Roman, electricity, power failure, reliability, Texas 2 Comments
Wind turbines – clearly not needed
(October 30, 2019) Energy blogger Parker Gallant looks at a day of wind in October and finds that just one day provides a good example of what wind turbines do on spring and fall days. While ratepayers take a beating, the president of CanWEA talks up wind’s reliability and low-cost! Continue reading
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The bad, very bad and very very bad of the Ontario PC energy plan
(November 28, 2017) The Ontario PC’s energy plan doubles down on a couple of poor policies.
Posted in Costs, Nuclear Power, Power Generation in Ontario, Reforming Ontario's Electrical Generation Sector, Reforming Ontario's Local Electrical Distribution Sector, Renewables, Utility Reform Tagged Brady Yauch, conservation, Darlington Refurbishment Project, electricity, electricity rates, energy, Energy Probe, fair hydro plan, Hydro One, Ontario, Ontario electricity, Ontario Energy Board, Pickering 1 Comment
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.
Don’t show customers the cost of cap and trade, Ontario Energy Board tells utilities
(August 3, 2016) Rather than ensure the costs of Ontario’s cap and trade program are fully transparent to natural gas customers, the Ontario Energy Board has decided to lump them in with other delivery charges.
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