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Average Ontario hydro bill to go up about $120 a year
March 2015 • TheStar.com

Ontario residential electricity users should brace themselves for an average increase of $120 a year beginning next year, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says. “We are expecting (bills) to go up less than $10 a month,” Chiarelli acknowledged to reporters Thursday after announcing two other moves to cut costs for customers, the elimination of a debt retirement charge, and a new program to cut prices for low-income families.    Read More

Incandescent light bulb ban starts Jan. 1, 2014
A federal ban on inefficient light bulbs goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014, almost seven years after it was announced with fanfare by a then-rookie Conservative government.But the tough regulations are being watered down, and there are no federal rules yet on recycling a class of bulbs that meet the new standard but contain toxic mercury. Read More

Ontario electricity rates to keep rising
as long term energy plan released

TORONTO -- Ontario electricity consumers can expect their bills to jump almost 50 per cent in the next three years under the new long-term energy plan unveiled Monday by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli. However, Chiarelli said the average homeowner will pay about $100 a year less than they would have if the Liberals hadn't killed plans to build two new nuclear reactors, renegotiated its green energy deal with Samsung and started paying wind farms not to produce electricity when it's not needed.  Read More

Hefty increases for LED lighting incentives
Proposed incentives for some LED exterior area lights — originally announced on Sept. 24, 2014 — are now on hold. Lower wattage LED replacements between 30 to 100 watts will still qualify for rebates of $98 or $119 per fixture, but the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is taking another look at earlier promised incentives of $340 or $638 for replacement fixtures of higher wattage.  Read more 




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