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Archive for June, 2014

Ontario Energy Policy Brief – Liberal Majority Edition

When Andrea Horwath filed a non-confidence motion voting down Kathleen Wynne’s budget, it sparked the fire that led to the 2014 provincial election. While the election is now over, the results were a surprise to many. With the Liberals securing a majority government, it appears that Horwath’s...

Quantifying Class A Customers’ Savings

In a previous post we reported that the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) program had been expanded to include eligible customers with a peak demand for electricity of more than 3 megawatts (MW) and less than 5 MW. In this post, we provide a couple of examples that demonstrate...

Why do Ontarians call ‘Electricity’, ‘Hydro’?

The majority of residents in Ontario have never thought twice about referring to electricity as ‘hydro’. With the Ontario provincial election the term ‘hydro’ is being used even more commonly now as each of the candidates consistently refer to electricity as hydro. I find this...

The Clean Power Plan

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new draft legislation which promises to throw down the gauntlet on carbon emissions in the United States.  The proposed rule would place restrictions on CO2 emissions for power plants with the goal of cutting greenhouse emissions...

Energy Managers that make a difference lay the track not drive the train

There has not been this much concern over energy costs in Ontario for quite some time. Electricity prices are rising along with natural gas, and gasoline. It is the perfect storm – and you can run but can’t hide. Volatile energy markets continue to put...