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Ontario Electricity Stakeholders Alliance comes together to announce Power Framework for smart electricity decisions

Consumer Policy Institute is part of a diverse group of energy consumers, producers and distributors from across Ontario that has released eight recommendations to guide decisions about the future of Ontario’s electricity system. Continue reading Ontario Electricity Stakeholders Alliance comes together to announce Power Framework for smart electricity decisions

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Provincial finances are worse than they look as politicians hide their megaproject boondoggles

Political leaders are determined to bury the risk of pet megaprojects. Continue reading Provincial finances are worse than they look as politicians hide their megaproject boondoggles

Auditor General rips into the Fair Hydro Plan

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. Continue reading Auditor General rips into the Fair Hydro Plan

Key project at Darlington nuclear facility hundreds of millions over budget, delayed

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. Continue reading Key project at Darlington nuclear facility hundreds of millions over budget, delayed

Another megaproject pushing public utilities to the brink

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. Continue reading Another megaproject pushing public utilities to the brink

Megaprojects like Site C bankrupt power utilities

The Site C dam exhibits many of the same traits afflicting other megaprojects: an undermining of the regulatory system, accounting tricks that mask the real cost of the project and an explicit guarantee of a taxpayer bailout.

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