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By continually politicizing electricity, the current Ontario government has lost its way. Continue reading
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
(November 28, 2017) The Ontario PC’s energy plan doubles down on a couple of poor policies.
(November 27, 2017) BC Hydro is following Ontario down a road where the price of electricity is political.
(November 14, 2017) Political leaders are determined to bury the risk of pet megaprojects.
(November 9, 2017) The price consumers pay for power is now a political decision, rather than an economic one.
This week it was Australia’s turn to desert the cause, when it rejected its Clean Energy Target. Continue reading
(October 18, 2017) Ontario’s Auditor General said the Fair Hydro Plan raises rates in the long-run, contravenes the province’s accounting standards and further erodes the independence of the Ontario Energy Board.
(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.