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The IESO’s monthly market report for August broke several records and none of them were to the benefit of Ontario ratepayers. Continue reading
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
(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.
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
(October 6, 2017 ) The top five takeaways from the Ontario Energy Board’s decision on Hydro One’s transmission rate application.
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
Unlike its power companies, Ontario’s gas is sold by pencil-pushers who keep their nose to the grindstone and avoid controversy. Continue reading
(April 12, 2017) Political meddling has undermined the province’s electricity sector.
(February 6, 2017) Any “relief” the province is considering for ratepayers will come at a cost.