Top 10 Posts in 2015

My two most popular posts over the last year (here and here) both focused on my Twitter dust-up with then provincial ombudsman Andre Marin over his ignorant statements where he encouraged Hydro One customers to default on their bills. Among Marin’s comments, he nominated my “blog for the Pulitzer Price for Fiction” and claimed that …

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Top 10 Posts for 2014

In 2014, like in 2013, investigative reports about Toronto Hydro drew the biggest audiences on www.tomadamsenergy.com. Several posts on Toronto’s Union Street blackout of April 2014, Toronto Hydro’s inability to inform consumers with anything like useful information during the ice storm of December 2013, and “infrastructure renewal” in the form of gold-plated garbage cans were …

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Maintenance and Search Note

This site is undergoing maintenance work today, Friday and on the weekend. Service shouldn’t be affected if all goes well, but there is the potential for some impact on service. Two of the services that this site uses that deserve a special note of appreciation for good products and customer support are BulletProofSecurity and BlogVault. …

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Traffic Report: One Year Reviewed

One of piece of collateral damage caused by the DOS attack on this site last year, and the associated move off the disappointing hosting service ExpertHost to HostMonsters, was the loss of the site’s traffic stats database. A full year of data has now been accumulated. Here is a page documenting audience numbers and main …

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Upcoming Appearance: Event at Schulich School of Business, York University, June 10

The Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB) is holding an alumni networking event and panel discussion on June 10 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The event has been organized with the Natural Resources Opportunity Club and the Schulich Sustainability Alumni group. I will participate in a panel discussion on “Renewable Energy: Status, Opportunities and …

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Financial Support Appeal for Wind Power Investigation Update

I have now received sufficient commitment of funds to defray the cost of the next stage of my wind power FOI to the Ontario Power Authority, along with extra funds to reserve for appeals. Some of my regular readers would prefer that this site be shut down. If you feel that this site is making …

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