“The gold standard used to be rates that were just and reasonable. The Green Energy Act is stuffing your power bill with hidden charges.” ~ Tom Adams
by Karen Howlett — Globe and Mail
Ontario’s energy regulator has quietly shifted responsibility for building costly new electricity systems from investors to consumers, a move that partly accounts for a sharp spike in hydro bills, critics say.
Seven months ago, the Ontario Energy Board gave industry players the go-ahead to crank up their profits substantially. But information about the change was not widely reported until the New Democratic Party raised it in the legislature on Thursday. Continue reading
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