Lawrence Solomon: Make Ontario hydro great again by reviving the Common Sense Revolution

(June 29, 2018) Doug Ford’s hydro reforms can make winners of everyone, except the looters who have gamed the system.

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Hydro hijinks in Ontario come to natural gas

(June 8, 2018) Regulatory principles in Ontario’s gas sector are being eroded and the costs will start to mount for customers. Continue reading

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Global News: How the province ‘hijacked’ plans for a sustainable green economy

(June 1, 2018) Global News has obtained 4,000 pages of internal documents which reveal the government was warned about the potential impact of its renewable energy plan – and how the microFIT program for small scale energy production went out of control.

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Lawrence Solomon: Self-driving cars will never live up to the hype

(May 24, 2018) They’re being pushed on uninterested consumers who, really, just want to drive their own private vehicle.

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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.

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Hydro One CEO salary peanuts compared to overspending and waste in electricity sector

(April 25, 2018) So, you want to be Ontario’s next Premier and you’re looking to lower hydro bills? Here’s where you should be looking. Continue reading

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Evidence regarding an application from Ontario’s gas utilities to merge

(April 12, 2018) How does the application from Ontario’s two largest gas utilities to merge compare to other mergers from around North America? Read Energy Probe Research Foundation’s evidence submitted to the Ontario Energy Board.  Continue reading

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Shut the Pickering reactors down

(March 27, 2018) Join Shawn-Patrick Stensil of Greenpeace as he focuses on the Pickering problem and why he wants nuclear power out of Ontario’s energy mix.

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Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau will learn a painful lesson — voters really dislike climate crusading

(March 23, 2018) Global warming is so yesterday. There’s pretty much nothing the public cares less about than climate change.

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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. Continue reading

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