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(October 2, 2017) Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls hydro project will cost more than double original estimates, is years behind schedule and will impose triple-digit rate increases on electricity customers when it starts producing power. Advertisements
(October 2, 2017) Government-owned utilities have a costly, longstanding habit they can’t seem to kick: megaprojects.
(October 2, 2017) The Site C dam exhibits many of the same traits afflicting other megaprojects: an undermining of the regulatory system, accounting tricks that mask the real cost of the project and an explicit guarantee of a taxpayer bailout.
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
The federal government should look to Ontario for examples on how not to implement renewable energy policies. Brady Yauch for Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading