Tag Archives: BC Hydro

Site C Risks ‘Death Spiral’ for BC Hydro, Says Watchdog

Consumer Policy Institute warns of big rate hikes and pressure for taxpayer bailout. Continue reading Site C Risks ‘Death Spiral’ for BC Hydro, Says Watchdog

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A whole new way to screw up hydro is underway in Ontario and B.C.

BC Hydro is following Ontario down a road where the price of electricity is political. Continue reading A whole new way to screw up hydro is underway in Ontario and B.C.

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

Canada’s $43B tab for hydro, nuke projects puts strain on utilities, consumers

Canadian consumers and governments are straining to keep up with the costs of large electricity generating projects being constructed by publicly owned utilities.

Continue reading Canada’s $43B tab for hydro, nuke projects puts strain on utilities, consumers

How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report

Government-owned power utilities across Canada are pushing ahead with multi-billion dollar megaprojects, while undermining the regulators put in place to protect consumers from such reckless behaviour, according to a new analysis from the Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report