Lawrence Solomon: Yes, our environmental group is ‘controversial’; we’re also usually proven right

(February 6, 2017) Throughout the decades, we’ve been considered mavericks because we challenged the conventional wisdom; in virtually every area, we’ve been proven right over time. Energy Probe responds to, “A Look into Canada’s Most Controversial Environmental Organization,” a recent news piece about the organization’s connection to a coffee shop in the Annex.

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The perils of a hydro rate freeze for Ontario

(February 6, 2017) Any “relief” the province is considering for ratepayers will come at a cost. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Don’t be fooled into fearing the coming robot revolution

(January 6, 2017) The present path may seem to have an inexorable direction. But the past provides a better guide.

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No prizes for guessing who’s really to blame for Hydro One’s soaring rates

(January 6, 2017) Contrary to claims from Queen’s Park, higher electricity rates haven’t been used to make the province’s grid more reliable. Now, Hydro One wants more money to do the real work of keeping the lights on. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Proof that a new ice age has already started is stronger than ever, and we couldn’t be less prepared

(December 22, 2016) An underheated planet is a threat humans have repeatedly faced over the last millennium, and now we’re due again.

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How to mislead Toronto Hydro’s customers on rate increases

(December 14, 2016) Toronto Hydro customers have been told that the rate increases they are experiencing aren’t that bad. Here’s why those comments are misleading. Continue reading

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The Kinder Morgan pipeline: permits or permission?

(December 12, 2016) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline has raised a storm of protest about its predicted impacts on the orcas, climate change, First Nations’ rights, as well as concerns about the project’s “flawed” approval process and lack of “social licence”. Lawyer Andrew Roman contextualizes some of the hot-button issues raised by critics.

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