Platt: Forget politics — how are we really lowering electricity costs?
Ottawa Citizen

By Brian Platte, Ottawa Citizen, March 15, 2017

When Premier Kathleen Wynne finally announced her hydro relief package earlier this month, it put to rest the immediate political question of how to reduce bills quickly.

The reduction mostly comes from kicking generation costs further down the road, which makes bills cheaper now but will eventually cost us more. Further relief directed at low-income and rural residents will come from drawing money out of general tax revenues.

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