The Green Energy Act provided long-term guaranteed contracts to renewable energy generators at above market rates.
ontario energy policy
The loudest voices believe that any environmental policy, no matter how extreme and costly, is never enough.
Between 2005 and 2015, the manufacturing sector’s share of employment in Ontario fell from 16.7 per cent to 10.7 per cent.
The province exported electricity to other provinces and states, costing Ontario between $732 million and $1.25 billion.
The Ontario government knew eliminating coal would not significantly contribute to emission reductions.
From 2008 to 2016, residential electricity prices in Ontario rose by 71 per cent.
If you make something cheaper for people, they will likely use more of it.
From 2008 to 2016, electricity prices in Ontario increased by 71 per cent.
The plan may cost the province up to $93 billion.
Ontario has the highest electricity costs among provinces and some of the highest costs in North America.