Read the Full Press Release (PDF) Toronto – In its latest CCRE Commentary, the Council for Clean & Reliable Energy (CCRE) provides a case study on the importance of three national energy vision principles: fact and science-based discussions, the need for comprehensive and reliable data, and ensuring affordability. Written by energy expert Marc Brouillette, principal
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Toronto – The Council for Clean & Reliable Energy (CCRE) lays out the
infrastructure pre-requisites to enable a Net-Zero energy transformation that works hand-in-glove with
Canada’s climate policies. Written by energy expert Marc Brouillette, principal consultant at Strategic
Policy Economics (Strapolec), the CCRE Commentary is entitled, “Toward a National Energy Vision:
Canada’s Low-Carbon Energy Infrastructure Opportunity in a Global Net Zero Future.”
Karen Taylor and Glen Wright
In “A National Energy Vision for Canada – A Principled Approach” author and independent energy consultant Karen Taylor describes the core principles required to shape the process to achieve a National Energy Vision for Canada. Taylor states that Canada’s management and use of energy is indelibly linked to our country’s climate framework as well as worldwide environmental concerns.
CCRE Commentary: Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-part Series of Unfortunate Truths, Part 3 – Economic Implications of “Made in Ontario”
In “Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-Part Series of Unfortunate Truths.
CCRE Commentary: Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-part Series of Unfortunate Truths, Part 2 – Ratepayer Cost Implications
Read the Full Press Release (PDF) Toronto, Ontario – In “Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-Part Series of Unfortunate Truths. Part 2 – Ratepayer Cost Implications” author and principle consultant at Strategic Policy Economics (Strapolec), Marc Brouillette describes how intermittent renewable generation characteristics differ greatly from the patterns of energy demand in Ontario.
CCRE Commentary: Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-part Series of Unfortunate Truths, Part 1 – Intermittency Considerations
In “Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-Part Series of Unfortunate Truths, Part 1 – Intermittency Considerations”, author Marc Brouillette describes how the intermittency of renewable generation resulting from Ontario’s climate and geography, undermines their potential to be coupled with storage to meet the province’s need for clean energy.
In “FIT to be Untied” author and Professor of Law, Bruce Pardy describes how a newly elected Ontario Legislature could legally terminate, tax or amend the pprovince’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) electricity contracts which have proven to be expensive and contentious.
In “Buying Electricity from Quebec: The Case Against New Intertie Capacity” author Marc Brouillette outlines how the $3.3 billion cost to upgrade interconnections with Quebec outweighs the benefits and is also
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In “A Truly Smart Electricity Price Plan for Ontario” author Paul Acchione
outlines how Ontario’s existing smart metering and renewable electricity generation
investments can work together to reduce consumers’ costs.
In “Apples to Apples: Fixing Ontario’s Electricity Price Mismatch” author Greg Baden analyzes why Ontarians pay as much as $60 per megawatt-hour (or 6 cents per kilowatt-hour) more for their own electricity than do those in surrounding US states who import from Ontario.
““The Ontario Energy Board (OEB), Ontario’s energy regulator, does not meet some important Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) principles and its governance should be independently reviewed.
Toronto, Ontario – In “Rethinking Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan” author Marc Brouillette outlines how Ontario’s 2013 long term energy plan will not achieve its stated objectives.
In Putting the Pieces Back Together: “True Pricing” for Ontario Electricity authors Greg Baden and Lucia Tomson outline some of the unintended consequences of the Global Adjustment (GA) including undermining the rewards for consumers to conserve and avoid peak use and exporting electricity at prices barely half of what Ontario industries pay.
Council for Clean & Reliable Electricity (CCRE) releases the third article in its CCRE Commentary initiative.
Council for Clean and Reliable Electricity (CCRE) releases the second issue of its CCRE Commentary.