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Ontario manufacturers eye greener pastures stateside as hydro rates go through the roof

Jocelyn Bamford, a white hard hat perched over red hair that curls down around her shoulders, has her hands on her hips. Behind safety glasses, her eyes flash. On the shop floor in the bustling Automatic Coating Inc. plant owned by her family, she has to shout to be heard above the squirt of compressed…

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Boondoggle: How Ontario's pursuit of renewable energy broke the province's electricity system

Back in 2010, deep green environmentalist Rick Smith, then head of Environmental Defence Canada, hailed Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act regime as a cost-free operation that would catapult the province into the big leagues of renewable energy. Through fat subsidies and high prices…

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Towards a better understanding of electricity prices

APPrO Magazine - February 27, 2017: The best defense against rising electricity prices is a healthy understanding of the causes of price increases. The methods policy makers choose for supporting this understanding will have a major impact not just on our pocketbooks but on the nature of our workplaces,…

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The politics of fixing - and keeping - power: Cohn

Never mind electricity price points. Pay heed to the talking points. Ontarians keep talking up an existential electricity crisis, and it goes something like this: Heat or eat. We are being hosed by hydro utilities. It’s never been this bad before. It’s worse than anywhere else. Welcome to…

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Trenergy makes it Port Weller debut

It’s been two years since Trenergy Inc. obtained its Port Weller location and on Saturday, the first boiler constructed there set sail for Windsor. The fabrication plant has its main operations on Grantham Avenue where components are not only fabricated but constructed as well. Trenergy purchased…

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