Category Archives: Natural Gas Utility Regulation and Commodity Deregulation

Don’t show customers ​the cost of cap and trade​, Ontario Energy Board tells utilities

(August 3, 2016) Rather than ensure the costs of Ontario’s cap and trade program are fully transparent to natural gas customers, the Ontario Energy Board has decided to lump them in with other delivery charges. Advertisements

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Ontario climate change plan could spike hydro, natural gas rates

(May 17, 2016) $7-billion plan seeks to phase out natural gas.

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Ontario’s push for uneconomic natural gas expansion will increase bills

(July 2, 2015) A move to expand the province’s natural gas system will result in higher bills for current and future customers.

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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 3

(March 6, 2015) The prior Chapter in this series finished with the disclosure that many affected by “energy poverty” were seniors living on fixed incomes wanting to spend their final years; “aging at home” but rising energy prices were making … Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Ontario’s environmental commissioner, serving the public or simply sucking up?

(October 14, 2013) On October 10, 2013, Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller released his 194-page annual report titled, “Serving the Public,” and backed it up with a “supplement” that ran to 247 pages. His press conference at 10 a.m. on that day attracted little attention resulting in only minor media coverage. Continue reading

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Winter’s coming: Time to lock in your gas rate?

(October 9, 2004) Like a lot of homeowners, Bill Harang cringes when he opens his natural gas bill. “It just shocks me when I look at the bottom line,” says the Bowmanville, Ont., resident, who has watched his heating costs soar since he bought his three-bedroom townhouse in the late eighties. Continue reading

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Prefiled Testimony of Energy Probe on DSM & SSM

(January 23, 2003) In the matter of section 36 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. c.15, Sched. B, as amended; and in the matter of an Application by Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. for an Order or Orders approving or fixing rates for the sale, distribution, transmission and storage of gas. Continue reading

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