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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.
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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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.
Auditor General rips into the Fair Hydro Plan
(October 18, 2017) Ontario’s Auditor General said the Fair Hydro Plan raises rates in the long-run, contravenes the province’s accounting standards and further erodes the independence of the Ontario Energy Board.
Key project at Darlington nuclear facility hundreds of millions over budget, delayed
(October 16, 2017) A Global News investigation has uncovered a single component of the Darlington nuclear project could cost half a billion dollars, four-times initial estimates. Auditors say project “plagued” by problems.
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.
Ontario’s green energy experience: sobering lessons for sustainable climate change policies
A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute finds Ontario’s green energy policies have yielded moderate environmental gains while drastically increasing energy prices. Continue reading
Ontario’s public power failure redux
(June 22, 2017) Ontario is repeating its failed public power experiment.