Windstream NAFTA Suit – Interview Podcast and Summary (Corrected)

What follows is a summary of the Q and A I had with Scott Thompson of 900AM CHML in Hamilton on Friday, October 14 on the Windstream Energy NAFTA suit that resulted in a $28 million penalty to be collected against federal and/or Ontario taxpayers. Time stamps are also provided to aid flipping through the …

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Ontario Reverses Course on Renewables

Apparently to the surprise of the groups feeding off the Ontario government’s subsidies for renewable energy, the Wynne government announced September 27 a dramatic policy reversal. Ontario has immediately suspended the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of …

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Green Power Cheap At Last?

Here are links to a column Scott Luft and I co-authored in today’s National Post discussing new renewable energy contracts Ontario consumers are now on the hook for. I encourage anyone interested in Ontario’s electricity situation to follow Scott’s blog here, twitter account @scottluft, and FaceBook page here.

Ontario Gas Scandal Doppelgänger

On Monday, a NAFTA arbitration panel will start oral hearings in Toronto arising from a dispute between the Delaware-incorporated renewable power developer, Windstream Energy, and the Government of Canada (notice how awkward it is for the public to attend). At stake is Windstream’s claim for damages of $475 million plus interest and costs over an …

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Wind Power FOI Appeal: “Frivolous and Vexatious”

Folks following my efforts to uncover truth behind the Ontario government’s chaotic wind schemes, including an official plan briefly explored in late 2012 to cancel six controversial wind developments to be located in vulnerable electoral ridings, might be interested in the most recent resistance reaction from Official Ontario. The bottom line from Official Ontario is …

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Do Ontario’s Freedom of Information Laws Apply to Green Energy?

In July 1985, the Honourable Ian Scott capsulized the underlying principle behind Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: “We do not, and never will, accept the proposition that the business of the public is none of the public’s business.” What follows is a test of whether the principle that Scott spoke to …

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