Category Archives: Power Generation in Ontario

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: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 1

(March 1, 2015) The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) annually puts out a consumer chart with the questions/issues most often asked about.

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Parker Gallant: Liberal gas plant report: keep moving folks, nothing to see here!

(February 22, 2015) MPP Shafiq Oaadri, Chair, of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy presented the “Liberal” member’s perspective to the Legislature on “The Cancellation and Relocation of the Gas Plants and Document Retention Issues” several days ago.

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Ontario’s Auditor General lays into Ministry of Energy

(December 12, 2014) A new report from Ontario’s Auditor General sharply criticizes a number of policies in the province’s electricity sector.

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90% of Ontario’s wind subsidies benefit a select few multinationals: study

(November 25, 2014) Subsidies given to Ontario’s wind farm owners largely benefit a select few multinational corporations, a new Energy Probe study shows.

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Costing ratepayers $243 million maximizes values for Premier Wynne

(November 16, 2014) Both Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Hydro One announced their third quarter results last week within a day of each other and the news was mixed.

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Parker Gallant: Consume less. No, no; consume more!

The Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) 2014 “conservation” budget at $483 million is presumably based on directions from the Energy Minister, Bob Chiarelli. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: WHO’s facts are right!

(September 11, 2014) The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued Fact Sheet No 266, “Climate change and health” and one of the facts they published was this one …

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Parker Gallant: Electricity in Ontario—Premier Wynne’s transparency is opaque

(August 5, 2014) According to the 2012 Yearbook of Electricity Distributors on the OEB’s (Ontario Energy Board) website the total electricity purchased by local distribution companies (LDCs) in Ontario for 2012 was 125.3 terawatts (TWh).

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Parker Gallant: Wind turbines and solar panels bring Ontario energy poverty: Chapter 2

The first Chapter on “energy poverty” introduced the reader to LIEN (Low-Income Energy Network) and APCH (A Place Called Home), of the City of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton County. Continue reading

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