By better using or even expanding our existing electricity system connections with Quebec, we can use low-cost Quebec water power (4 cents per kWh) to help meet some of Ontario’s power needs. This would be far cheaper and safer than rebuilding our aging nuclear plants (19 - 37 cents per kWh). Ontario needs to learn its lesson from a long history of nuclear projects that have seen massive cost overruns and delays, and ...more »
The Energy Minister should not take over the planning of the energy sector in the Province. Listen to the experts in the system don't assume as a Minister of Energy that you know what we should do because you believe someone from the Global Warming crowd. Bad electricity causes prices to rise, good manufacturing jobs to leave the province and energy poverty for people on fixed incomes or people living at or near the ...more »
It should be obvious to everyone that leaving the fridge or worse freezer door open is a huge waste of electricity. Why do we need and allow fridges/freezers without doors in grocery stores? Surely if customers can handle opening and closing a fridge door at home they can also do so at a store.
Stop buying electricity from renewable source at 80 cents per kilowatt-hour when hydroelectric and nuclear cost 2 to 4 cents a kilowatt-hour
The electricity market is experiencing a mini crisis. Too much generation and falling electrical demand has increased electricity costs. This has also created a short-term surplus of base-load generation during the night-time off-peak periods. Often our export sales are substantially below our retail consumer rates. Compounding the problem are global adjustment costs assigned to off-peak rates. A partial and practical ...more »
The Liberal party of Ontario wasted 1.1 Billion dollars of Ontario tax payers money. As a result they plan to raise our electricity bills yet again. Since the Liberal party of Ontario were the ones that benefited from the decision to cancel these gas plants they should be the ones to pay back the 1.1 Billion dollars. Ontario tax payers should not be on the hook for this political decision that they did not make and ...more »
Make usage of hydro and gas data available by area code for residential, and by building or even by company for commercial. This would provide a way to target inefficient buildings by consumers (i.e. mobile apps that suggest more power efficient restaurants etc.) and by companies that provide services to improve power efficiency.
It is very hard for one to become an electrician and to obtain a licence. It requires a licensed electrician to hire an apprentice for 4 years before that apprentice can become a licensed electrician. This is very hard to do! The government should utilize the colleges and make it possible for a person to get a licence while in college or something else.
Individuals and businesses are permitted to deduct the cost of home energy consumption, reducing the Ontario budget by approximately $60 million/year. This discourages energy conservation measures and reducing the incentive to move to a smaller or higher density dwelling unit (which is less costly to service), reducing the opportunity for local jobs.
Industrial activity which occurs in northern Ontario pays less for electricity than industrial activity which occurs in "southern" Ontario, costing the Ontario government approximately $100 million/year. This discourages conservation measures and decentralized energy generation.