Tag Archives: hydro rates

Global News: How the province ‘hijacked’ plans for a sustainable green economy

Global News has obtained 4,000 pages of internal documents which reveal the government was warned about the potential impact of its renewable energy plan – and how the microFIT program for small scale energy production went out of control. Continue reading Global News: How the province ‘hijacked’ plans for a sustainable green economy

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Hydro rates should not be subsidized. It would be unfair to future generations.

The province’s Financial Accountability Office estimates that Fair Hydro Plan rebates will save ratepayers $18.4 billion over the next decade, but those savings will ultimately cost future ratepayers $39.4 billion.

Continue reading Hydro rates should not be subsidized. It would be unfair to future generations.

Hydro One CEO salary peanuts compared to overspending and waste in electricity sector

So, you want to be Ontario’s next Premier and you’re looking to lower hydro bills? Here’s where you should be looking. Continue reading Hydro One CEO salary peanuts compared to overspending and waste in electricity sector

The bad, very bad and very very bad of the Ontario PC energy plan

The Ontario PC’s energy plan doubles down on a couple of poor policies. Continue reading The bad, very bad and very very bad of the Ontario PC energy plan

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

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