Conservation Can Be Rewarding

By Tom Adams and Adam Break When Premier McGuinty first announced in 2004 that he was committed to promoting a “culture of conservation”, who could have imagined that the government would create a rewards program in which conservation program participants could redeem points for plane tickets to destinations like the Caribbean? The story of how …

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Corrupt Electricity Reporting Part 11: Tyler Hamilton’s Dirty Record

Notwithstanding the Toronto Star’s admissions documented in this series that Tyler Hamilton failed to meet its journalistic standards with respect to disclosing conflicts of interest, the Star continues today to maintain its association with Hamilton, identifying him as a Star author.

Corrupt Electricity Reporting Part 10: Toronto Star Editor Concedes Tyler Hamilton Concealed Conflict of Interest

After prompting the Toronto Star’s Public Editor to confirm receipt of my request for their definition of the phrase “press corruption” in the context of Tyler Hamilton’s concealed conflicts of interest posted here, I received the following at 12:03 PM today:

Corrupt Electricity Reporting Part 9: Guest Post Challenges the Toronto Star to Make a Clean Break

The following letter was sent to the Toronto Star’s Public Editor, Kathy English (publiced@thestar.ca), on October 21, 2013. The letter’s author lives in what is now referred to as “Ontario’s turbine alley”, an intensively industrialized wind power zone. The author has a long association with environmental activism and sustainable livelihood.

Corrupt Electricity Reporting Part 8: Defining Corruption

(as sent earlier today) Dear Ms. English, Thank you for your letter of October 15. I note that your letter does not refute any of the facts I submitted in support of my complaint of September 26. Although you and I agree on the facts, we disagree on what they mean. Your response is ambiguous. …

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Corrupt Electricity Reporting Part 7: Toronto Star Replies to Complaint Against Tyler Hamilton

Here is the Toronto Star’s complete reply to my complaint against Tyler Hamilton. The Star’s response was received about 6 pm this evening. Tomorrow morning, I’ll be presenting a lecture on renewable energy and journalistic ethics to the journalism class of Ian Petrie at Holland College in PEI. The discussion materials will be my letter …

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Corrupt Electricity Reporting Part 6: Toronto Star’s Editorial Dilemma

Kathy English, Toronto Star, Public Editor by email: publiced@thestar.ca open letter: posted to www.tomadamsenergy.com Dear Ms. English, I am an independent energy analyst specializing in government accountability and consumer concerns. I am also a Star subscriber. During my investigations into the Ontario government’s decisions to cancel contracts for gas-fired power plants in Oakville and Mississauga, …

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Corrupt Electricity Reporting Part 4: Additional Tyler Hamilton Chronology

How is it that Tyler Hamilton, Canada’s leading green energy science fiction writer, became the Ontario government’s stealth PR agent for their so-called “Smart Grid” spending spree? As discovered in the Gas Busters emails, originally presented in Part 59 of the Gas Busters series and also in this Corrupt Electricity Reporting series, top government’s communications …

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Corrupt Electricity Reporting Part 3: Tyler Hamilton Threatens

This morning, I was interviewed by Tom McConnell at radio station CKTB610 in Niagara. The interview addressed various electricity subjects, such as coming rate increases and surplus power. Most of the interview focused my investigation of the government’s plan to employ Tyler Hamilton, then a columnist at the Toronto Star, to counter my negative comments …

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Corrupt Electricity Reporting Part 2: Tyler Hamilton’s Denial

Former Toronto Star journalist Tyler Hamilton denies my charge of corruption, reacting on his web site: “These mischaracterizations are not only irresponsible and malicious, they are baseless and untrue” “I have been completely above-board about what I do.” “There has been absolutely no corrupt energy reporting, either outside of or inside the Toronto Star.” “..if …

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