Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

A $2.6-billion stimulus for Ontario

(August 11, 2015) Putting money slated for conservation spending back into the pockets of consumers would give the province’s economy a much-needed boost.

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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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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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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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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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Parker Gallant: WHO’s facts are right!

(September 11, 2014) The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued Fact Sheet No 266, “Climate change and health” and one of the facts they published was this one …

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Green energy and Ontario’s surging cost of power

(August 29, 2014) Hydro bills have increased dramatically since the provincial government introduced its Green Energy Act.

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Parker Gallant: Wind turbines and solar panels bring Ontario energy poverty: Chapter 1

Green sustainable energy is working for Ontario making us all more prosperous.” There are a large number of people in Ontario who would disagree with that statement and they are reflected in the increasing number of people living in “energy poverty”. Continue reading

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1 percenters will take a hit under new power rates

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has tabled a proposal to have all electricity users pay their fair share for the cost of delivering power to their home. Continue reading

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