Energy and Environment

COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

Following Ontario’s release of its pandemic projections last week, Quebec and Alberta have followed suit, illustrating the impact of COVID-19 within provinces across Canada. The picture that is emerging is that the pandemic is hitting Canada’s provinces differently. In Ontario and Quebec, the pandemic is on track

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Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced an investment to accelerate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The province’s investment includes $1.5 billion in equity in 2020 and a $6 billion loan guarantee in 2021, enabling immediate construction on the Alberta portion of the pipeline. The project is

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Can the Province Get Electricity Rates Down by 12% – Option 1: Convince People it’s Already Done?

Can the Province Get Electricity Rates Down by 12% - Option 1: Convince People it’s Already Done?

Starting as soon as November 1, 2019, the Ford government plans to change electricity bills to include a new line item called the “Total Ontario Support” message. According to a regulation posted for comment by the Ministry of Energy, the new Total Ontario Support line will be the combination of all government supports, totaling the roughly 25% discount provided through the Fair Hydro Plan. Though the new line item will look like new savings to consumers, it will be the same subsidy previously provided.

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