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TransCanada’s eastern path hits snag in Ontario

Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail, Aug. 22 2013

OTTAWA — The Ontario government wants assurances that the province will benefit economically from TransCanada Corp.’s pipeline project to ship crude from Alberta to refineries and export terminals in eastern Canada.

Energy saving sad product of lost jobs

Christina Blizzard, Stratford Beacon Herald, June 23, 2012

Once upon a time, when temperatures soared, the energy minister would heave a sigh of relief every time he flicked the switch and the lights came on.

Rising electricity prices have little to do with renewable energy

Tim Weis, TheStar, May 5 2012

While spring in Ontario has yet to bring much rain, there’s been no shortage of mudslinging over rising electricity prices. But there’s more to it than critics of renewable energy would you have you believe: new data helps to clarify how prices are linked more to nuclear power than clean energy programs.

McGuinty rebuffs Redford's oil-sands plea

Karen Howlett, Globe and Mail, Feb. 27, 2012

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has rebuffed Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s plea to publicly defend the oil sands, saying the country’s high “petro” dollar has “knocked the wind” out of exporters in his province.

Alberta's golden goose, Ontario's dead duck

JEFFREY SIMPSON, Globe and Mail, Feb. 18, 2012

A tale of two provinces unfolded this week: Albertans were told how wonderful their province’s future will be, Ontarians how difficult theirs will be.

Why Ontarians aren't saving money with smart meters

Frances Woolley, Globe and Mail, October 4, 2011

The Ontario Progressive Conservative party promises to end mandatory time of use pricing, and stop “compelling seniors to do laundry late into the night.”

Pipeline plan back on tap: opponents

By MICHELLE LALONDE, The Gazette, August 26, 2011

Enbridge seeks transit to Maine

Enbridge Pipelines Inc. is quietly trying to make an end run around a proper assessment of its controversial Trailbreaker project to pipe tarsands oil across Canada to Montreal and then on to the United States, according to three Canadian and two U.S. environmental groups.

Ontario premier decries 'subsidies' for Western Canada’s energy industry

By Jason Fekete, Calgary Herald, July 21, 2011

An east-west energy battle is brewing among Canada’s premiers at the annual Council of the Federation conference being held in Vancouver, as Alberta and Saskatchewan spar with Ontario over oil and gas development.

Police move on Greenpeace activists blocking Darlington nuclear hearings

John Spears, Toronto Star, March 22, 2011

Durham Regional Police removed four Greenpeace protesters from a hearing into nuclear safety and environment issues Tuesday at around 1:30 p.m. after they had chained themselves to a table in the hearing room.

B.C. launches power program to take on Ontario

Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Oct. 04, 2010

Not content to watch Ontario’s attractive rates for green energy draw billions of dollars in investment, the B.C. government is flirting with new rules to accommodate more clean electricity projects.

Ontario hydro’s smart meters give dumb results: critics

Karen Howlett, Globe and Mail, Sep. 14, 2010

Toronto — The McGuinty government is looking at giving consumers a break on hydro prices under a program that critics say is not living up to its promise to save electricity users money and promote energy conservation.

Green firms see red over Ontario rule changes for power producers

Karen Howlettm, Globe and Mail, Aug. 02, 2010

Province accused of creating instability by cutting rate for input to electricity grid

Toronto — Rob Christie of Cleave Energy Inc. was set to sign a deal with a solar panel manufacturer when, out of the blue, the Ontario government changed the rules for small producers of renewable electricity.

Ontario green power plan sparks cost concerns

Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail Update, Apr. 10, 2010

Premier says renewable energy initiative will create jobs, but industrial critics are focusing on the rising price of electricity

Alberta firm eyes Ontario's untapped shale gas

Tyler Hamilton, Toronto Star, March 10, 2010

While U.S. northeast, Quebec capture the spotlight, Mooncor is securing rights to quantify deposit here

Protesters demand Ontario cancel plans for natural gas plant

KAREN HOWLETT, Globe and Mail, Mar. 03, 2010

It was a tough-talking Premier Dalton McGuinty who warned last year that he wouldn't tolerate the "not-in-my-backyard" attitude of opponents to green-energy projects, his flagship job-creation initiative.

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