Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

The Wind Stops Blowing in the U.K as Geothermal Heats up in Canada

It appears the momentum gained by the wind energy industry over the last few years is beginning to slow, at least in the U.K. U.K analysts are suggesting that by 2013, the installation of offshore wind farms will drop 93%. The slump is being predicted by an equal drop in sales of equipment used to [...]

Hudak Wants Flat-Rate Energy Pricing Option, Renewed Nuclear Strategy

Trying to build off the momentum gained by the missteps made by the Liberal party this past summer, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is beginning to outline his Energy Strategy bit by bit.  Hudak told the Ontario Energy Association last Thursday that Ontarians should have a flat-rate electricity pricing option alongside Dalton McGuinty’s. Under McGuinty’s [...]

The Long-Term Effects of the Green Energy Act Failure

Fixing the damage caused by Dalton McGuinty’s failed energy act may be more difficult than simple policy reform. Upon reading a recent article posted on the Ontario-based environmental blog “Enviralment”, I was reminded of just how much leverage simple politics has in influencing governmental decision making.  Then, earlier this week, the Globe and Mail printed [...]

New Poll Places PC Leader Tim Hudak in the Lead for 2011

    I may have spoken too soon… Yesterday, in a blog post regarding last weeks attack on the Liberal Party’s Green Energy Act by the opposition,  I suggested that time may be running out for Dalton McGuinty. Today, the Toronto star released the results of a political survey suggesting this may truly be the [...]

Consumer Cost of Ontario Green Energy Act: not as green as we thought

It appears that Ontario’s rough summer for energy policy has been extended into the fall. Last Thursday at the Ontario legislature, the New Democratic Party brought to light another questionable semi-clandestine energy policy mov e made by Dalton McGuinty’s liberal government.  In March of this year the Ontario Liberal Party quietly decided to allow the [...]

Mr. Suzuki, it’s evolution not revolution

Please Mr. Suzuki, promote evolution not revolution. In a recent article written for straight.com,  Canadian celebrity environmentalist David Suzuki suggested that electric cars won’t be enough to curb unsustainable carbon emissions caused by transportation, “Technological developments [such as electric cars etc.] are welcome, but maybe it’s time we started rethinking our car culture as whole. [...]

An unconstitutional tax of just a fee to clean up our act?

A $53.7 million “fee” imposed on electricity users to support green energy programs is not just expensive, it’s illegal, says a study prepared for the C.D. Howe Institute.  That’s because the fee is really a tax, says the study. And taxes must be approved by the Legislature.  “Almost any economist would say it’s an indirect [...]

New Leaf a hit. Has anyone driven one yet?

Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday that it is enjoying brisk demand for its new Leaf electric car in Japan, with purchase orders in the first three weeks surpassing half of targeted sales of 6,000 vehicles for the full business year ending March 2011.  The Japanese car maker said it has received pre-orders for 3,754 vehicles [...]

Arise stock already benefiting from Ontario FIT

I was sent this information by GreenChipStocks, a green investment/advising website, and although I’m not really surprised with the information, I am unsettled that the future profits of a company that, doesn’t have a groundbreaking solar product, nor is their price drastically different from any of their competitors. are being made on a marked up [...]

Spanish Solar-Panel Trade Group Calls for Fraud Investigation

This came out earlier this week and due to the lack of lucidity in regards to the charges, fraud, or potential fall out from future audits I will not be throwing my 2 cents into the mix.  But we will be following this story closely, the fall out from this could signify a missive shift [...]

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