Category Archives: Energy Probe News

Site C risks ‘death spiral’ for BC Hydro, says watchdog

Consumer Policy Institute warns of big rate hikes and pressure for taxpayer bailout. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Carbon bounties (not taxes) could save us from the next Little Ice Age

With scientists increasingly predicting a long period of global cooling, we may need incentives to put additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Continue reading

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Ontario’s electricity system will slip further into farce with fake price-regulation hearings

By continually politicizing electricity, the current Ontario government has lost its way. Continue reading

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Electricity pricing, fake hearings and public ownership

All political parties that have been in power in Ontario have pursued electricity policies that are essentially political rather than economic. Some other provincial governments, notably Manitoba and British Columbia, seem to be imitating Ontario’s mismanagement of dangerously costly megaprojects and now in BC, Ontario’s politicizing of prices to consumers. This article focuses on the Ontario experience. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Why the ‘e’ in e-car actually stands for evil

Electric vehicles are for city folk. For most rural residents, their role is to give, give, give. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Paris is dead. The global warming deniers have won

Since his pullout in June, Trump has repeatedly reaffirmed the wisdom of pulling out of the “bad deal” for the U.S. that was Paris. Continue reading

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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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