Renewable energy production jumped 17 per cent between 2005 and 2015.
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I think I'm reasonably well versed in issues surrounding the Energy East Pipeline, both economic and environmental. But I am struck by how, in any official TransCanada communications about environmental implications of the project, climate change is never mentioned.
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"Canadian electricity is North America's clean energy solution."
In the debate over how electricity should be provided, we often hear lofty and optimistic projections. But if national and international experiences can teach us anything, it's that so far, more renewable generation leads to one thing -- higher prices.
Right now, there are more than 11,000 people at Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One making more than $100,000 per year -- more than double the number in 2003. A dose of scrutiny from outside investors on labour costs like these will go a long way to improving how these enterprises are run.
You might think the cost of generating electricity in Ontario is reflected in "market rates." In reality, due to the complexity of its energy system, the market rate doesn't come close to covering the cost of generating electricity anymore.
A study by an environmental group suggests the federal government may be underestimating greenhouse gas emissions from hydro developments by a factor of 20.The Global Forest Watch report concludes tha...
Although advances in modern agriculture have brought millions of hectares of once-unsuitable scrub land into food production, the environmental consequences of our growing "foodprint" have been severe.