Tag Archives: renewables

Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau stands alone as Canada — and the world — abandons green energy

Wind and solar have become the fossils of the energy industry; oil, gas and coal remain the fuels of the future. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Paris is dead. The global warming deniers have won

Since his pullout in June, Trump has repeatedly reaffirmed the wisdom of pulling out of the “bad deal” for the U.S. that was Paris. Continue reading

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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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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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No prizes for guessing who’s really to blame for Hydro One’s soaring rates

(January 6, 2017) Contrary to claims from Queen’s Park, higher electricity rates haven’t been used to make the province’s grid more reliable. Now, Hydro One wants more money to do the real work of keeping the lights on.

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Lawrence Solomon: Ontario is headed for a fatal future and only ending the renewable deals can prevent it

(October 28, 2016) If Ontario doesn’t rewrite the renewable contracts, virtually everyone in the province will suffer.

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How Ontario’s 1 per cent can do its share to reduce fuel poverty

(August 17, 2016) Ontario’s wealthiest residents can help lower electricity rates for everyone else. 

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5 reasons to oppose Ontario’s cap and trade proposal

(December 11, 2015) Our letter to Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on why a cap and trade program is a poor idea.

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Ontario still coddling the top 1% with power freebees

(September 17, 2015) Big Business is still the biggest beneficiary of Ontario’s generous renewable energy subsidies.

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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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