Cap and Tirade

The Ontario governing party with five criminal investigations ongoing including several related to document destruction, the party of pay-for-access policy-for-hire fundraisers, the party that dismisses the Auditor General as confused about many things to do with energy, that is the party that is right now concocting a carbon market in Ontario out of government decrees. …

Continue reading ‘Cap and Tirade’ »

Presentation to Scarborough Southwest Ontario PC Association 2013 Feb 2

This Youtube video summarizes some of my themes from a presentation to the Scarborough Southwest Ontario PC Association on February 2nd. The three topics I addressed were McGuinty’s gas plant scandal and where it is heading, the implications for rates and reliability of not repealing the Green Energy Act, and a review and endorsement of …

Continue reading ‘Presentation to Scarborough Southwest Ontario PC Association 2013 Feb 2’ »

Contributor to Green Energy Act Joins Broadbent Institute

Yesterday, the Broadbent Institute, created by former national leader of the NDP, Ed Broadbent, announced that Rick Smith, had joined the organization as Executive Director. Smith is the former Executive Director  of Environmental Defence. In the press release announcing Smith’s position, the Broadbent Institute highlighted Smith’s contribution to Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act. Smith’s move …

Continue reading ‘Contributor to Green Energy Act Joins Broadbent Institute’ »

Ontario Power Rates Headed for #1 by 2013

The Ontario Government’s Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) issued in the Fall of 2010 forecast that monthly residential costs would rise from $114/800kWh in 2010 to $167/800kWh in 2015 — a 46% nominal increase or a 33% inflation-adjusted increase.Here are examples of new cost pressures driving up rates that have developed since the LTEP was …

Continue reading ‘Ontario Power Rates Headed for #1 by 2013’ »

Ontario’s Green Energy Act: Case for Repeal

This essay, presented on Youtube, surveys the economic, administrative, and social impacts of Ontario’s Green Energy Act on the eve of the Act’s 2nd anniversary and concludes that the Act must be repealed.