Ontario’s Overall Electricity Rate Situation – Podcast from NewsTalk 610 CKTB Radio

On Friday April 20th, I did a radio interview with Tom McConnell of NewsTalk 610 CKTB in St. Catherines. The interview runs about 38 minutes, excluding ads and news, which are included in the podcast. The podcast has a countdown timer, which is used here to annotate the interview so that you can find the …

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Wonderful Report on Electricity Sector Governance in Canada

The Council for Clean and Reliable Electricity, The Richard Ivey School of Business and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy recently issued a valuable, insightful report authored by Professor Guy Holburn called “Guidelines for Governance of the Electricity Sector in Canada”.

Separating Electricity and Gas Regulation in Ontario

Establishing and sustaining an appropriate relationship between a regulatory agency and the respective governments it serves is the foundation stone for effective regulatory functioning. This relationship is guided by the regulatory mandate, key elements of which are the arrangements for the tenure of the decision makers. This essay addresses these issues in the context of …

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Greener Power Ingredient: Coal

Many people debating greenhouse gas controls think they know that coal is our worst electricity source with respect to carbon dioxide emissions and that natural gas is about half as bad. Although replacing coal power with gas-fired power seems like an environmental winner, this simplistic generalization is often wrong. Eliminating coal-fired electricity will require replacing …

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