Category Archives: Power Generation in Ontario

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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Ontario electricity customers have paid more than $6 billion to dump surplus, high-priced power: study

Ontario electricity customers have paid more than $6 billion to cover the cost of exporting the province’s energy surplus, according to a new study from the Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading

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Wynne’s promised tax break on hydro bills does little in the long run, say critics

Cutting the provincial portion of HST from hydro bills won’t solve the province’s energy crisis. Continue reading

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FAO misses the point on Ontario’s soaring hydro bills

A recent post from Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office (FAO) downplayed the negative impact soaring hydro rates are having on households and the economy.

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Why are Ontario’s hydro bills soaring?

(July 8, 2016) Ontario’s hydro bills have been increasing by double digits in recent years. Here’s why.

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