January 16, 2016

Folly of Green Subsidies

Governments must stop picking winners and losers and let the market decide. We hear a lot these days from politicians, environmentalists and the industry itself about electric vehicles being on the cutting edge of the new green energy revolution aimed at fighting man-made climate change. So how are they doing, sales wise? Well, out of 1.45 million registered business and …

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November 21, 2015

Green energy blues

Canada will miss its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets until it invests in new energy technologies, not just a favoured few. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers will be putting on their green-coloured glasses for their upcoming first ministers’ meeting on Monday, a week before the start of the United Nations’ climate-change conference in Paris. The “national energy strategy” …

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September 26, 2015

Did Ontario ignore election ad rules?

Do the changes Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government made to their law regarding politically partisan advertising violate provincial and federal election laws and regulations? I’ve asked the Auditor General of Ontario to request an opinion on this matter from the Chief Electoral Officers of Ontario and Canada, the Commissioner of Canada Elections and the Chairman of the …

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July 25, 2015

Wynne’s cheap energy charade

Cap-and-trade and selling Hydro One are even bigger mistakes than the Liberals’ disastrous green energy plan Premier Kathleen Wynne can’t stop rising energy costs in Ontario because of her refusal to buy hydro power from Quebec for as little as three cents per kilowatt-hour. This instead of paying six cents and rising for power from refurbished nuclear power plants, similar …

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July 9, 2015

Wynne’s Climate Summit a green masquerade

Canada is missing out on its share of the surging multitrillion-dollar global clean energy market, which last year dropped by 5% compared to 24 of the largest exporting countries. Lost opportunities cost us $8.7 billion in 2013 alone, according to a new report, Tracking the Energy Revolution: Global 2015, from Vancouver-based climate and energy think tank, Clean Energy Canada. Government …

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