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Generation costs in Ontario have increased by 74 per cent in the last decade, and may grow to $13.8 billion by 2022.

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Ontario embarked on its Green Energy Act, which subsidizes renewable electricity, and power costs have risen by an estimated 30 per cent.

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While the planned reduction in emissions may sound impressive, the effect on temperatures will likely be rather small and the costs in dollars quite high.

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If fossil fuels receive more than $2 billion in annual subsidy, let’s end it. And while we’re at it, let’s end the $800 million to wind producers and other subsidies to green energy.

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The risks that hydraulic fracturing poses to air appear to be modest and manageable with current technologies.

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Yesterday, the Alberta government unveiled its new climate change strategy, calling for a carbon tax, which represents a new tax burden on Alberta businesses and families.

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While the numbers may sound large, in terms of how much water it takes to fracture a well, in the grand scheme of things the percentages of total water use are quite small.

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The risk of well integrity failures are similar to other areas of risk for hydraulic fracturing—the risks tend to be quite low.

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Prime Minister Trudeau's letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau lists 27 priorities—we offer a quick reaction to 13 of these priorities.

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President Obama has finally rejected the Keystone XL pipeline.

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