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Category Archives: Reforming Ontario’s Electrical Generation Sector
Michigan’s GDP and jobs grow—with a $4.5 billion subsidy (and growing) from Ontario ratepayers
(October 6, 2019) How was Michigan able to maintain rate increases below inflation while Ontario’s increases were well above? As it turns out, Michigan is a large purchaser of Ontario’s surplus electricity generation. Continue reading
September 30, 2019 – just another high-cost electricity day in Ontario
If every day was like September 30, 2019, Ontario ratepayers would be paying $2.7 billion for power consumed elsewhere, while operators of FIT generators would be stuffing money in their bank accounts. Continue reading
Global News: How the province ‘hijacked’ plans for a sustainable green economy
Global News has obtained 4,000 pages of internal documents which reveal the government was warned about the potential impact of its renewable energy plan – and how the microFIT program for small scale energy production went out of control. Continue reading
Hydro rates should not be subsidized. It would be unfair to future generations
(May 15, 2018) The province’s Financial Accountability Office estimates that Fair Hydro Plan rebates will save ratepayers $18.4 billion over the next decade, but those savings will ultimately cost future ratepayers $39.4 billion.
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Shut the Pickering reactors down
Tonight! March 27, 8:30 pm @Green_Beanery – stop by for our new Grounds for Thought discussion. Join Shawn-Patrick Stensil of Greenpeace as he focuses on the Pickering problem and why he wants nuclear power out of Ontario’s energy mix. Continue reading
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.
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Key project at Darlington nuclear facility hundreds of millions over budget, delayed
(October 16, 2017) A Global News investigation has uncovered a single component of the Darlington nuclear project could cost half a billion dollars, four-times initial estimates. Auditors say project “plagued” by problems.
What have you done for me lately? Takeaways from the OEB’s Hydro One decision
(October 6, 2017 ) The top five takeaways from the Ontario Energy Board’s decision on Hydro One’s transmission rate application.
Fair Hydro Plan advertisements: fact check
(September 29, 2017) The Fair Hydro Plan ads being rolled out by the province contain a number of misleading claims.
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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