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Time to stop blaming green energy for the rising cost of power

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 6, 2011

There is an interesting new study out today from the number crunchers over at the Pembina Institute on the effect of Ontario’s Green Energy Act on electricity prices that has already received coverage in the Globe and Mail  and on...

Best way to prevent a nuclear accident: Stop Darlington

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | August 18, 2012 3 comments

Nuclear accidents are happening once a decade somewhere in the world, but Canadian government authorities are still pretending such accidents won’t happen here in Canada.  This is a dangerous attitude we need to change.  This fall you...

Why the CD Howe Institute is missing the big picture on green energy

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | June 1, 2011

The CD Howe Institute published a paper  yesterday by Jan Carr and Benjamin Dachis that criticized Ontario’s approach to renewable energy. I’d like to respond to it, but first some context. I recently had the honour of...

Nuclear Main Source of Increased Electricity Prices in Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | May 1, 2012 1 comment

Nuclear advocates have blamed renewable energy for driving up Ontario's electricity rates.  A new report by the Ontario Energy Board tells a different story: Nuclear has been responsible for 45% of recent increases on your...

Minister Bentley Should Answer Questions on Bill 75

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | May 4, 2012

They call it Question Period because you shouldn’t expect an answer.  Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley was asked yesterday why he’s eliminating legal requirements for the government’s nuclear plans to be independently reviewed.

Give Green Energy a Fair Shot: Come Clean on Nuclear Costs

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | April 19, 2012

Politicians from the left and right are looking for ways to keep Ontario’s spending under control.  A story out of Quebec today shows one way Ontario could save billions of dollars: reign in nuclear spending.   Hydro-Quebec...

Conservative energy plan would nuke Ontario’s green energy future

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 12, 2011 1 comment

The leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party announced on Tuesday that, if elected, he would cancel the $7 billion wind and solar power deal with Samsung and kill the Green Energy Act. For a Conservative in Ontario to...

Bill 75: A Threat to Electricity Consumers

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | May 2, 2012

Hidden in legislation the McGuinty government says will save $25 million a year by merging two electricity  system planning agencies are major changes to the oversight of province’s electricity system that could cost Ontarians billions...

Green Energy Act + Nuclear = Greenwash

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | February 23, 2009 5 comments

The McGuinty government will unveil its Green Energy Act today.  Word is the act will be a good vehicle for developing green power. While congratulations are in order, the government’s genuine commitment to green energy has yet to be...

Nuclear Bids Too Expensive, Says Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 29, 2009 2 comments

In 2005, the nuclear lobby promised its new reactors designs would be cheap enough to revive the moribund nuclear industry.  Today’s announcement by Energy Minister George Smitherman that he’s suspending the procurement of new reactors...

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