Category Archives: Reforming Ontario’s Local Electrical Distribution Sector

Hydro rates should not be subsidized. It would be unfair to future generations

(May 15, 2018) The province’s Financial Accountability Office estimates that Fair Hydro Plan rebates will save ratepayers $18.4 billion over the next decade, but those savings will ultimately cost future ratepayers $39.4 billion. Advertisements

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How selling Hydro One really helped Ontario taxpayers

(March 12, 2018) By selling the utility, Ontario taxpayers, in essence, locked in tomorrow’s future profits today.

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Ontario’s electricity system will slip further into farce with fake price-regulation hearings

By continually politicizing electricity, the current Ontario government has lost its way. Continue reading

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Electricity pricing, fake hearings and public ownership

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

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The bad, very bad and very very bad of the Ontario PC energy plan

(November 28, 2017) The Ontario PC’s energy plan doubles down on a couple of poor policies.

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A whole new way to screw up hydro is underway in Ontario and B.C.

(November 27, 2017) BC Hydro is following Ontario down a road where the price of electricity is political.

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It’s the end of energy regulation in Ontario as we know it

(November 9, 2017) The price consumers pay for power is now a political decision, rather than an economic one.

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