Poor policy choices driving up Ontario electricity prices

A range of poor policy choices over the years have undermined Ontario’s competitiveness

Poor policy choices driving up Ontario electricity pricesDownload this column on electricity prices for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, OTTAWA, HAMILTON, LONDON, WINDSOR, WINNIPEG OUT By Ben Eisen Taylor Jackson and Kenneth P. Green The Fraser Institute CALGARY, AB and VANCOUVER, BC Nov 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Ontario’s approach to electricity policy has driven up…

Enough with demonizing coal

The evidence disproves the claims of the ideological-driven phase-out coal campaign

Enough with demonizing coalDownload this column on coal for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Oct 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Albertans have recently been told by Premier Rachel Notley that Alberta is on track to having "bad air" and that restrictions will be imposed if we don't get our environmental house…

Natural gas is coal’s only real alternative

Natural gas offers an enormous opportunity for a cleaner atmosphere

Natural gas is coal’s only real alternativeDownload this column natural gas for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VICTORIA, BC Oct. 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - On the final day of the June 2015 G7 summit in Germany, host Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the leaders had agreed on the need to “decarbonize the global economy in the…

Phase-out coal campaign not supported by the evidence

The phase-out coal campaign is simply a platform for pushing wind and solar

Phase-out coal campaign not supported by the evidenceDownload this column for your publication or website CALGARY, AB Jun 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The new Alberta government is said to be looking at Ontario to learn from its experience in phasing out coal. In a word it was – costly. But more than that, it is important to note that while Ontario…

Renewable energy all pain, little gain

Renewable energy all but guarantees higher electricity bills

Renewable energy all pain, little gainDownload Renewable energy all pain, little gain for your publication or website By Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute CALGARY, AB, and VANCOUVER, BC, Apr 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - BC Hydro’s planned project for a hydroelectric dam on the Peace River – known as the Site C dam – is proving to…

Homegrown power may finally have its moment

Dramatic improvements in performance will soon silence alternative energy’s critics

Homegrown power may finally have its momentTo download Homegrown power may finally have its moment for your publication or website click here CALGARY, AB, Apr 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Alternative energy sources like wind and solar have one thing in common with automobiles. In their early days, both were written off as frivolous technologies that wouldn’t amount to much. After…

Why your furnace should also be generating electricity

Cogeneration is the simultaneous generation of both electricity and heat

Why your furnace should also be generating electricity[slideshow_deploy id='74737']Hover over image to read caption By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney The Green Revolution Troy Media CALGARY, AB, Jun 20, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Cogeneration – the simultaneous generation of both electricity and heat– is an idea as old as the electric power plant itself. In 1882 Thomas Edison’s Pearl Street generating station…

Farmers love solar energy

Driving down costs for long-term savings

Farmers love solar energyBy David Dodge and Duncan Kinney The Green Revolution DRUMHELLER, AB, Jun 5, 2014/ Troy Media/ - “God hates cowards.” That’s how Bob Sargent, a farmer who also runs an oilfield services company and serves as a local councillor, explains why he made his first investment in solar energy. He recently put a 10-kilowatt solar…

Creative destruction in the global energy industry

The world is moving away for carbon-based fuels and that’s bad news for the oil sands

Creative destruction in the global energy industryEDMONTON, AB, Apr 17, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Venezuela’s oil production has fallen every year since 2000, Libya’s production is at its lowest point since 2011, militants in Iraq continue to choke off its oil exports, and geopolitical concerns in Europe have lowered estimates for future Russian oil growth. But despite all this, international support…

How to get half your heating for free

It comes down to how your house is designed

How to get half your heating for free[slideshow_deploy id='72754']Hover over image to read caption By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney The Green Revolution Troy Media EDMONTON, AB, Apr 12, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The Ancient Pueblo peoples got free heating and cooling at the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings in what’s now Colorado and they did it without electricity, insulation, natural gas, air…