Category Archives: Utility Reform

Another megaproject pushing public utilities to the brink

(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

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Government’s mega utility projects spell mega-ruin

(October 2, 2017) Government-owned utilities have a costly, longstanding habit they can’t seem to kick: megaprojects.

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Megaprojects like Site C bankrupt power utilities

(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.

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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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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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Looking to lower Ontario power rates? Start with Pickering, where $550 million will be wastefully spent

The economic argument to keep Pickering open past 2020 relies on an analysis that requires some far apart stars to align. Brady Yauch for Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading

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Presentation to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

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

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