From 2008 to 2016, residential electricity prices in Ontario rose by 71 per cent.
The so-called “Global Adjustment” covers everything other than the cost of actually generating electricity.
Canada’s non-hydro renewables start from a very low baseline of both capacity and generation.
The prime minister threw not one, but two of his own party’s premiers under the bus.
Renewable energy sources require 100 per cent backup power.
Households in energy poverty spend at least 10 per cent of their budgets on in-home energy use such as lights, appliances and heating.
Ontario’s plan to increase electric vehicle purchases may cost up to $277 million over the next five years.
Higher energy costs have helped drive Ontario’s anemic economic performance.
Adding more expensive renewables will not help Atlantic Canadians already burdened with high energy prices and expenditures.
In Atlantic Canada, a stunning 20.6 per cent of households were in energy poverty as of 2013.