Getting Zapped: Ontario electricity prices increasing faster than anywhere else
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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 9, 2017) The price consumers pay for power is now a political decision, rather than an economic one.
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
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
Cutting the provincial portion of HST from hydro bills won’t solve the province’s energy crisis. Continue reading
A recent post from Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office (FAO) downplayed the negative impact soaring hydro rates are having on households and the economy.