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Fixing Ontario Energy Surplus Problem

Currently the Province of Ontario spent over 6 billion sending the surplus of energy Ontario generates to the United States. Although the development and use of renewable sources of energy are important such as wind and solar. Given the increased cost of electricity and the surplus of energy Ontario has this problem needs to be fixed. Technology and infrastructure should be invested in and developed in order to help ...more »

Submitted by (@mjone45)

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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 form 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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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 »

Submitted by (@rovera)

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National East-West Energy Grid to address long term energy and global warming

Ontario has no long term plan for what will happen once existing nuclear plants no longer can operate as they reach the end of their lifespans - solar and wind need some sort of additional power given their intermittent nature and there is no simple way of storing electricity without large losses. Over time our economy is likely to become more reliant on electricity as we wind down fossil fuels - the only other likely ...more »

Submitted by (@doctorb)

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