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Ontario’s plan to increase electric vehicle purchases may cost up to $277 million over the next five years.


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Rather than putting revenues from cap-and-trade back into the private economy through tax cuts, the government plans to fund a variety of pet projects.

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Five out of seven Canadian regions had higher percentages of energy poverty in 2013 than in 2010.


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Ontario’s approach to electricity policy has driven up prices for businesses and residents, undermining competitiveness.

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The Ontario Chamber of Commerce this week released the findings of an unprecedented consultation with its members and the results are painfully clear: soaring electricity prices are killing business in Ontario.

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Ontario’s green energy transformation -- initiated a decade ago under then-Premier Dalton McGuinty -- is now hitting consumers.

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Back in 2005, the Fraser Institute published a policy study examining the Ontario government's decision to shut down coal-fired power generation in the province.

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In 2009, under the Premiership of Dalton McGuinty, the Ontario legislature passed the Ontario Green Energy Act (GEA), an Act that aimed to increase Ontario’s use of renewable energy such as wind power, solar power, biofuels, and small-scale hydropower. The centerpiece of the Act is a schedule of subsidized electricity purchase contracts – called Feed-in-Tariffs – that provide long-term guarantees of above-market rates for power generated by those renewables.