Tag Archives: green energy

Queen’s Park further weakens OEB oversight

(June 3, 2015) Queen’s Park is, once again, undermining the Ontario’s energy regulator. 

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Higher hydro bills to pay for high hydro bills

(March 27, 2015) Ontario’s Ministry of Energy is hiking hydro bills on all ratepayers in an effort to stop already high hydro bills.  Make sense?

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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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Renewable energy not walking the talk on competitiveness

(February 23, 2015) When subsidies are cut, renewable energy investment largely disappears.  

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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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Toronto Hydro’s ratepayers pay dearly for electing GTA Liberals

(December 14, 2014) Anyone aware of the fallout from the Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk’s report on “smart meters” knows Ontario’s Energy Minister, Bob Chiarelli, challenged her report suggesting the energy sector was hard to understand because it is so “complex”!

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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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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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