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Ontario faces an electricity supply shortage and reliability risks in the next four to eight years and will not meet net-zero objectives without building new low-emission, nuclear generation starting as soon as possible, according to a report released yesterday by the Power Workers’ Union (PWU).
Release of the Canadian decommissioning capabilities and experience directory showcases world-class nuclear capabilities
Ron Oberth, News Release and Marc Brouillette, Contributor
The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) and the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)have released the first comprehensive Canadian Decommissioning Capabilities and Experience Directory.
C.D. Howe Institute
November 28, 2019
Jan Carr, Author
There are compelling benefits to increasing the interprovincial flows of electricity, but realizing them will require more than planning an energy corridor or simply establishing the physical infrastructure of a national grid.
Read the full article on the Financial Post Alberta’s need to gain leverage in the pipeline war could result in moves that will either impoverish BC Hydro or hike power prices in the province. Alberta’s suspension of talks on electricity purchases from B.C. — a response to B.C.’s threat to limit the volume of diluted
Read the full article on The Conversation Canada’s remote communities need reliable and affordable energy to operate their schools and businesses and heat their homes. But the current situation is woefully inadequate. Of the 279 active remote communities not connected to the electric grid, 239 of them rely on diesel fuel for electricity and oil
Sarah Reid, Journalist and Jatin Nathwani, Contributor
Last week, the federal government approved the Lake Erie Connector project, a 1,000-megawatt transmission line to be buried under the lake, sending electricity 117 kilometres back and forth between Nanticoke, Ontario, and Erie County in Pennsylvania.
Parker Gallant and Marc Brouillette, Contributor
In a stunning commentary published yesterday by the Council for Clean and Reliable Energy, energy policy consultant Marc Brouilette says that Ontario’s wind power program is an expensive adventure that does not achieve any of its goals for the environment or economic prosperity, and is in fact, making things worse.
Read the Full Article Ontario’s climate strategy to reduce emissions by 2030 scores high on aspirations but low when tested against a checklist of potential outcomes. The Ontario Planning Outlook (OPO), the foundation for Ontario’s current Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) process, does not square up with the requirements of meeting the targets of the climate
Read Full Document Executive Summary The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is the voice of the engineering profession in Ontario. OSPE represents the entire engineering community, including licensed engineers, graduates of engineering programs and engineering students. Engineers work in several of the most strategic sectors of Ontario’s economy. OSPE has produced this report to
TVO Current Affairs
Read Full Article Ontario’s costly system of generating and delivering electricity to customers is riddled with mismanagement and questionable decisionmaking, as evidenced by this week’s scathing report by the province’s auditor general. But it’s not quite the unmitigated disaster some have made it out to be. While the headline numbers in Bonnie Lysyk’s report are
The Globe and Mail Jatin Nathwani, Contributor
The argument for effective action on climate change is as compelling as it has ever been, and yet tangible results from the COP21 climate change conference in Paris in December may prove elusive.
Read Full Article (PDF) Since 2003, provincial governments in Canada have encouraged substantial private investment in renewable energy sources, notably in wind power which can provide environmental benefits at lower cost than other forms of renewable energy. i Designing targeted energy policies and procurement programs to attract new privately-financed wind power capacity has thus been
Read Full Article (PDF) The Keystone pipeline debate is sucking all the oxygen out of a legitimate North American discussion on energy. Notwithstanding the concern opponents of the pipeline are expressing, the real culprit in the emissions that are at the core of climate change is coal — and it is getting a free pass.
Read Full Article (PDF) Abstract The goals of energy security and substantial reduction of GHGs on a continent-wide scale are achievable through enhanced electricity trade utilizing Canada’s low carbon electricity advantage and significant reductions in fossil fuel use (primarily coal) in the North American energy system. A ten to twenty-fold increase in clean electricity trade
Read the Full Article TORONTO — Ontario’s 80 local electricity distribution companies — many municipally-owed utilities — should voluntarily merge into a maximum of eight-to-12 regional agencies within two years, an expert panel recommended Thursday. The changes to the electricity distribution system would save $1.2 billion over ten years and make it easier, and less
Read Full Report (PDF) In April 2012, the Ontario Minister of Energy established the Ontario Distribution Sector Review Panel to provide expert advice to the government on how to improve efficiencies in the sector with the aim of reducing the financial cost of electricity distribution for electricity consumers. In this report, Renewing Ontario’s Electricity Distribution