Category Archives: Energy Probe News

How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report

Government-owned power utilities across Canada are pushing ahead with multi-billion dollar megaprojects, while undermining the regulators put in place to protect consumers from such reckless behaviour, according to a new analysis from the Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: How Tesla’s Elon Musk became the master of fake business

Musk’s genius is primarily in the subsidy-seeking realm. By 2015, U.S. governments alone had given his companies US$5 billion through direct grants, tax breaks, cut-rate loans, tax credits and rebates. Continue reading

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How megaprojects bankrupt utilities

Brady Yauch, executive director of Consumer Policy Institute, describes the looming threat to public institutions – and to our pocketbooks. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Why big business CEOs lean left on the Paris climate deal — and on most everything else

A little history would help explain why big business spoke almost as one in favour of sweeping regulation by the governments of the world. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: The Paris accord always was a sham

The accord allowed politicians to pay lip service meanwhile raising taxes in the name of the environment. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: How to make Ontario’s awful power system as dull (and affordable) as natural gas

Unlike its power companies, Ontario’s gas is sold by pencil-pushers who keep their nose to the grindstone and avoid controversy. Continue reading

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How Queen’s Park broke Ontario’s provincial electricity sector

(April 12, 2017) Political meddling has undermined the province’s electricity sector.

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