TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 04, 2016) -  On Tuesday, April 5 the Fraser Institute will release a new study spotlighting the impacts of government initiatives that encourage consumers to use less energy.

The study, Demand-Side Mismanagement: How Conservation Became Waste examines energy conservation programs in Ontario such as smart metering, home retrofit rebates for insulation, caulking, etc., and subsidies for consumers who purchase energy-efficient appliances.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on April 5 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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Contact Information:

Dr. Ross McKitrick
Professor of Economics, University of Guelph

For interviews with Dr. McKitrick, please contact:
Aanand Radia
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(416) 363-6575 ext. 238