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CHP likely effective in reducing Ontario’s GHG emissions

Increasing the number and total capacity of efficient Combined Heat and Power installations in Ontario would result in a reduction of Ontario’s total greenhouse gas emissions, and it would be sound public policy to devise an emissions credit for the companies that install it. These are the key…

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Green Tariffs: Attracting New Loads with Sustainable Options

Spurring significant growth in renewable energy, the number of large commercial, industrial and institutional users seeking renewables to power their operations has exploded. According to a recent report from Advanced Energy Economy, 71 of the Fortune 100 and nearly half of the Fortune 500 have…

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Electricity policy: What went wrong in Ontario

People strongly criticize electricity policy in Ontario (How Ontario can end the cycle of meddling in electricity markets, April 5, 2017). Failures of will, political pandering, ambitious plans, failed experiments, et cetera were predictable, avoidable and preventable, if only government were constrained,…

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Ontario manufacturers eye greener pastures stateside as hydro rates go through the roof

Jocelyn Bamford, a white hard hat perched over red hair that curls down around her shoulders, has her hands on her hips. Behind safety glasses, her eyes flash. On the shop floor in the bustling Automatic Coating Inc. plant owned by her family, she has to shout to be heard above the squirt of compressed…

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Boondoggle: How Ontario's pursuit of renewable energy broke the province's electricity system

Back in 2010, deep green environmentalist Rick Smith, then head of Environmental Defence Canada, hailed Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act regime as a cost-free operation that would catapult the province into the big leagues of renewable energy. Through fat subsidies and high prices…

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