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Renewable Energy Sources Mean Higher Electricity Bills

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

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.

"Maple Revolutionaries" Should Invest in Ontario Hydro

Tim Hudak | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Tim Hudak

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.

Green Energy Prices Aren't High, Its Detractors Are!

Adam Scott | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Adam Scott

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.

Feds Low-Balling Carbon Emissions From Hydro By Factor Of 20?

CP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Politics

A study by an environmental group suggests the federal government may be underestimating greenhouse gas emissions from hydro developments by a factor ...

Protect Canada's Forests -- Only Half of Them Are Intact

David Suzuki | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

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.