Tag Archives: Energy Probe

What have you done for me lately? Takeaways from the OEB’s Hydro One decision

(October 6, 2017 ) The top five takeaways from the Ontario Energy Board’s decision on Hydro One’s transmission rate application.

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Another megaproject pushing public utilities to the brink

(October 2, 2017) Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls hydro project will cost more than double original estimates, is years behind schedule and will impose triple-digit rate increases on electricity customers when it starts producing power.

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Fair Hydro Plan advertisements: fact check

(September 29, 2017) The Fair Hydro Plan ads being rolled out by the province contain a number of misleading claims.

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How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report

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

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Ontario’s conservation program another corporate welfare handout

(August 3, 2017) Ontario ratepayers will pay $100 million for a conservation program that experts admit is unnecessary.

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Ontario’s public power failure redux

(June 22, 2017) Ontario is repeating its failed public power experiment.

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How Queen’s Park broke Ontario’s provincial electricity sector

(April 12, 2017) Political meddling has undermined the province’s electricity sector.

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The bad, very bad and very very bad of the NDP’s hydro fix

(March 4, 2017) A plan by Ontario’s NDP to fix the province’s hydro crisis will only make matters worse.

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Has global warming corrupted environmentalism?

Join us this Tuesday, February 28, 8 pm at the Green Beanery cafe-roastery on the corner of Bathurst and Bloor as we ask: has grass-roots environmentalism become an endangered species? Continue reading

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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.

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