News and issues related to energy in Canada with a CCRE connection

Glen Wright, CCRE Chair and Karen Taylor, CCRE Vice Chair

A National Energy Vision for Canada: A Principled Approach

Media Release
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.

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Solar panels on a grassy hill

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.

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Windfarm

CCRE Commentary: Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-part Series of Unfortunate Truths, Part 1 – Intermittency Considerations

Mark Brouillette
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.

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Ontario Government Building

CCRE Commentary: FIT to be Untied

Bruce Pardy
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.

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