Seniors and poor people on fixed incomes to pay mining company power rates in northern Ontario: how the Green Act shakes down in the real world

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. wants to dig chromite, an ingredient in stainless steel, out of northern Ontario. The company wants to make money doing so, otherwise why would it be in business. To run its proposed operation in Ontario, Cliffs…

Ontario about to add huge zero-carbon capacity to the grid: clean, cheap, reliable electricity

The biggest clean-energy news in nearly seven years broke late yesterday, when Bruce Power announced it is making steam again at Unit 2. The heat to make Unit 2’s steam comes from a 750-megawatt CANDU reactor. This machine “burns” tiny…

High paid jobs and cheap reliable energy go together: what the U.S., U.K., and Canada need to do now

U.K. finance minister George Osborne just admitted Britain is back in recession, and U.S. fed chairman Ben Bernanke wondered out loud if the Fed might buy more U.S. government bonds to make sure interest rates stay low while the government…