Here is a link to the Fraser Institute publication referenced in the title of this post authored by Ross McKitrick and myself.
All substantive comments on the report are welcome. Spitballers need not apply.
Figure 2, Units should be cost per GW.h not MW.h
Page 22 describes the Power Advisory/Environmental Defense study. They said at page 6 of their study that wind and solar added $5 each to a monthly residential bills (not to GA, as our study claims) in 2014.
Figure 4 horizontal axis units should be MW (not MWh) (Appreciation to Rick in the comments below for picking this up.)
All are items I should have caught earlier. Ouch! A rewrite of the top paragraph on p. 22 is noted below.
Post Script Nov 2 am: Thoughtful review of the report in Sunday’s Toronto Sun.
Revised paragraph for p. 22:
Our results contradict the claims of Chee-Aloy and Stevens (2014), who applied an accounting methodology and concluded that wind and solar energy each contributed only $5 to the commodity cost of the household bill. Their analysis, upon which the activist group Environmental Defence relied in a prominent recent pamphlet campaign, failed to take into account the way that interactions among the different generating types exacerbate the GA burden. Their methodology does not measure contributions to historical variance of the GA; whereas, the model we have presented herein explains close to 90 percent.
Here is a link to the National Post oped (October 30 print edition) Ross and I wrote to summarize our results.