Is Green Energy Manufacturing in Ontario a Bubble?

Here is some reporting from the Windsor Star on the debate over whether manufacturing development attracted to Ontario through the Green Energy Act is a bubble or not. The article is called “Brain power enduring source of jobs in Windsor-Essex”, March 30, 2011. My views presented to the Windsor Star are only partially reported in …

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Toronto Star Congratulates Itself for Breaking Electricity Rebate Story Late (Again)

Readers of this blog will know that a story appeared here on the morning of November 11th breaking the story of the Ontario government’s attempt to contain electricity rates. In today’s article, “Hydro cut the start of consumer relief: Liberals”, the Star’s Tanya Talaga and Robert Benzie, apparently in reference to a Star story that …

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Samsung Still Negotiating With McGuinty, Still Not on Lobbyists Registry

Samsung C&T Corporation, along with its partner Korea Electric Power Corporation, are still on track to rake in huge subsidies from Ontario electricity ratepayers. A new directive to the Ontario Power Authority further details negotiations between the Ontario government and the Korean consortium, although the members of the consortium continue to not appear on the …

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Praise for OPG’s Decision to Forego Retubing Pickering B

Attached is a transcript of a brief interview with CH TV February 10, 2010 for the show “Live at 5:30” hosted by Mark Hebscher and Donna Skelly. In the interview, I praise OPG’s decision to not retube Pickering B. I also question why Samsung does not show up on the Ontario government’s official lobbyist registry. …

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Samsung Deal with McGuinty Resurfaces

On Jan 19th, Canadian Press broke the story that the long-mooted green energy deal between the Ontario government and a consortium of South Korean companies led by Samsung was expected to be announced by Premier Dalton McGuinty this week (Jan. 20-22/2010). The Toronto Star’s coverage Jan 21st continued to self-congratulate for breaking the original Samsung …

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Samsung Secret Deal with McGuinty Government: News Update

Renewable energy developers who have been playing by the Ontario government’s irrational but at least codified Green Energy Act Feed-In Tariff rules have reacted vigorously to information first published on this web site about a secret deal initiated on the government side by Smitherman that would allow the international electronics giant Samsung rights of primus …

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Toronto Star Congratulates Itself for Breaking Samsung Deal 3 Days Late

Readers of this blog will know that a story appeared here September 24th detailing a secret negotiation between the McGuinty government and Samsung for special green energy subsidies. In the article, “Samsung’s turbine deal in jeopardy: McGuinty stall plan after cabinet uproar”, the Star’s Tyler Hamilton and Robert Benzie claim that the deal was “first reported …

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