In September, Canadians for Affordable Energy (CAE) commissioned a report from economics firm LFX Associates on the implications of the federal government’s proposed, new “Clean Fuel Standard”.
What ever happened to Doug Ford? The Ontario Energy Board announced in October that electricity rates would go up. And sure enough, on November 1, hydro rates went up by 2%, compared to pre-pandemic levels.
In June of 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he would remove the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, signed by his predecessor Barack Obama. Three years later, and effective yesterday, November 4, the U.S. actually formally left.
Even though as many as one-third of the ballots in the recent BC election have yet to be counted, it is widely conceded that NDP leader John Horgan won an overwhelming majority in British Columbia this month. This means another four years of NDP government for Canada’s western-most province. What does the NDP majority mean for energy affordability in BC?
When I think of a city councillor, I usually think of someone who we trust to look after things like garbage collection, street paving, and park cleaning (ideally within a balanced budget). But, like many elected officials at other levels, city councillors often get inflated senses of what their jobs are and decide to try to do more than their mandates dictate.
Doug Ford, Ontario Premier, and the man who came to power on a wave of anti-carbon tax rhetoric, and a plan to kill the Green Energy Act, is looking a lot like a proponent for the same kind of policies now. Ford noted last week that he inherited an energy mess from the previous Liberal government. Indeed he did!