By The Canadian Press - Monday, December 17, 2012 - 0 Comments
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The government of Newfoundland and Labrador says it will proceed…
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The government of Newfoundland and Labrador says it will proceed with development of the multibillion-dollar Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.
Premier Kathy Dunderdale, speaking at the provincial legislature late Monday in St. John’s, said the decision marks a significant day in the province’s history.
“For the first time in a very long time, the legitimate aspirations of the people of this province have been heard, considered and acknowledged as important,” Dunderdale told a crowd in the legislature’s lobby.
“We are ready to be national leaders in energy generation.” Continue…
By The Canadian Press - Monday, December 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM - 0 Comments
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is set to make…
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is set to make an announcement later Monday on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.
Kathy Dunderdale has scheduled a news conference for 6 p.m. in the lobby of the provincial legislature about the development, which is expected to cost between $7.5 billion and $7.7 billion.
A podium, chairs and a big screen were being set up for Dunderdale’s announcement. Christmas decorations and risers for a choir gave every hint of a festive event. Continue…
By selley - Monday, July 14, 2008 at 3:11 PM - 0 Comments
Must-reads: …Graham Thomson and Scott Taylor on Afghanistan; Dan Gardner on missile
Power to the people
On the end of cheap oil, the dawn of trans-Canadian hydroelectricity, the Green Shift, and that total hack, John Lennon.
In the Montreal Gazette, L. Ian MacDonald says inter-provincial electricity transmission is the “whole new game of Canadian federalism,” as Ontario—”we’re talking about 40 per cent of the Canadian economy here”—struggles to meet its electricity needs even while it still burns coal, and Quebec and Newfoundland ponder where best to direct their excess hydroelectric capacity. Except for Newfoundland’s bitterness over its disastrous arrangement to sell power to Hydro-Québec at 1969 prices, MacDonald says “selling to Ontario, through Quebec, [would make] the most sense.” And if anyone can soothe Danny Williams’ jangled nerves and bring him on board, he believes it’s Jean Charest. Included in the Premier’s limitless arsenal of talents, MacDonald opines, is that he’s “very good at relationships.”
Lorne Gunter renews his many objections to Stéphane Dion’s Green Shift in the National Post: federal revenues are only fat and happy during this “economic slouch” because of Albertan oil sales, thus it’s unfair “to make the West the bad guy”; Alberta and Saskatchewan families would suffer a disproportionate burden under the scheme, one that would dwarf the fiscal imbalance Dalton McGuinty’s constantly complaining about; and it’s not an environmental plan anyway, but, in the helpful words of Liberal MP Ken Boshcoff, “the most aggressive anti-poverty program in 40 years.”