Category Archives: Energy

Aldyen Donnelly: BCAA’s conclusions about hybrid vehicles

(June 14, 2011) After one spends a little time calculating paybacks for different vehicle purchase options under different energy and vehicle price, tax, emission rating and purchase incentive scenarios, it becomes obvious that any tax measures intended to change consumer energy use should focus on car purchase and annual re-registration, not fuel purchases. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Israeli oil could bust the OPEC cartel

(June 13, 2011) The old energy order in the Middle East is crumbling and a new energy order is emerging to give the West some spine. In this new order, Israel is a major player. Continue reading

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Economic model underlying green energy not sustainable, says Guelph economist

(June 9, 2011) GUELPH – An economist at the University of Guelph says if Ontario’s experiment with green energy is similar to what’s happened in the European Union (EU), the province can look forward to higher taxes, a net loss of jobs, and little difference in terms of green house gas emissions. Glenn Fox is a director of Energy Probe. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Oil redeems Israel

(June 6, 2011) Prior to the 1973-74 OPEC Oil Crisis, Israel was the darling of the left, extolled as a feisty, altruistic country that made socialism work in a hostile neighbourhood of Arab military dictatorships and Muslim theocracies. The liberal press defended Israel against those who objected to Israel’s existence. The liberal intelligentsia – Jew and non-Jew alike – sent their youth to Israeli kibbutzes, to be inspired by this utopian model of communal life where all recieved the same age, regardless of occupation. Continue reading

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McGuinty’s reality

(March 11, 2011) Lawrence Solomon writes that time of day pricing’s failure will force the Ontario government to resort to compulsory rationing to adapt to unreliable wind and solar energy. Continue reading

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