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Reduced Overnight Electricity Rate (2 or 3 cents per kWh)

The Ontario Energy Board’s off-peak (7pm-7am) time-of-use rate is currently 6.5 cents per kWh. However, it is well known that during overnight hours (11pm-7am), Ontario’s electricity supply is usually higher than its electricity demand. This results in shutting down or exporting our electricity at a financial loss, and this reduced revenue must be replaced by increased costs to taxpayers or ratepayers. Therefore, the ...more »

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Reducing red tape for solar

Make solar energy and energy storage widely available for Ontarians help lower their energy bills and support our environment. Reduce financial and regulatory barriers for homeowners and businesses installing rooftop solar, and establish a 60-day service guarantee for connection approvals. Ensure that utilities are only allowed to charge Ontarians what it actually costs to connect their solar systems to the grid, and ...more »

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Improve Pollution Laws

Ontario should have tough air pollution standards for the province. Focusing on the cumulative effects of air pollution in a geographical region, rather than just focusing on an individual facility’s emissions is a good start but more needs to be done. The provincial proposal is solely focused on benzene emissions in the Sarnia area and benzene and benzo[a]pyrene in areas around Hamilton. Benzene is known to cause ...more »

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