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.

Hey Bob

Over the last two years, I have posed questions focused on Ontario electricity rate drivers to Ontario’s Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli on Twitter. Minister Chiarelli is an active Twitterer. He has yet to respond to any of these questions. Here’s a sampling of those questions.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro Demands Rate Rethink, Chiarelli Blows Smoke Back (Fire Bob)

This morning, the board of directors of Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) Hydro launched a point-by-point rebuttal to the official Ontario government view that power rates are not yet high enough, specifically calling on Energy Minister Chiarelli to debate with them the province’s electricity situation. Those directors are: “¢ Lord Mayor Pat Darte “¢ Councillor Jamie King “¢ …

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Adams “Disgraces These Pages” With “Paranoid Hysteria” Says Chiarelli

Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli penned a letter published in yesterday’s National Post, claiming that my November 18 article discussing the implications and roots of Bill 135 (both the legislation and my November 18 column are linked here with a brief additional commentary on the legislation) “disgraces these pages (of the National Post)” with “paranoid …

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Provincial Auditor Solid on Smart Meters, Chiarelli Lame

With her report on “Smart Meters”, the Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk has provided us with a concise, insightful glimpse inside Ontario Liberal’s electricity thinking and their “culture of conservation”. Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli’s attack on Lysyk as an ignoramus, unable to grasp the complexities of the power system, illustrates clearly the general standard of …

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Time Annotations for Nov. 3 Radio Interview re. Ontario Power Rates

What follows below is an annotated summary of the discussion I had with Tom McConnell of CKTB Niagara and CJBK London radio stations between 10 and 11 am on November 3rd. A recording of the interview is available on Soundcloud here. Timestamps are included to allow listeners to find content of interest. The descriptions of …

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