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- Lives #12: A Star
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- Energy #18 – How Bad is the OEB, Anyway?
- The “Lives” Series – Every Person is Interesting
- Energy #17 – Death Spiral
- Trump Redux: Us Against the Swamp
Category Archives: Energy
This article was originally supposed to be about the Fair Hydro plan, and in particular the regulatory failures that led to the political need for it. As so often happens, events overtook my plan. While I was looking at the … Continue reading
The other day I was having a discussion with someone about a possible speaking engagement, and he said “You can always be relied on to give the OEB a few well-aimed kicks.” That gave me a little pause. There was, … Continue reading
Ontario Power Generation is going to go bankrupt. No, I am not speaking metaphorically. Just as its predecessor Ontario Hydro did in 1999, so too OPG will reach the point of insolvency when it is no longer a viable commercial … Continue reading
Premier Kathleen Wynne is looking for a way to attack the rising cost of electricity, an increasingly dangerous political issue in Ontario. She has already given up the 8% Ontario portion of the HST, sure enough, but the public has … Continue reading
It may have been the first time I’ve heard the word “effrontery” actually voiced orally. The speaker was the Chairman of the Board of a small Ontario utility. The subject was the Ontario Energy Board’s upcoming “guidance” to be given … Continue reading
Someone called it “principled”, but that, although true, is probably an understatement. A better word for it is probably “bold”. “It” is the Ontario Energy Board’s decision, released yesterday, on expansion of the natural gas system into unserved communities in … Continue reading