Category Archives: Costs

The bad, very bad and very very bad of the NDP’s hydro fix

(March 4, 2017) A plan by Ontario’s NDP to fix the province’s hydro crisis will only make matters worse. Advertisements

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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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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.

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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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Ratepayers on the hook for Hydro

(December 23, 2015) Manitoba Hydro is embarking on a record-breaking spending spree that will saddle Manitobans with decades of above-inflation rate increases.

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Top 10 takeaways from auditor general’s report on Ontario’s electricity sector

(December 4, 2015) Ontario’s auditor general blasts the province’s dysfunctional electricity sector.

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Higher hydro bills to pay for high hydro bills

(March 27, 2015) Ontario’s Ministry of Energy is hiking hydro bills on all ratepayers in an effort to stop already high hydro bills.  Make sense?

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