Radio Podcast: VOCM Radio, Newfoundland, April 16, re. Muskrat Falls

I was a guest of Paddy Daly’s on his show Back Talk (2-4 pm Newfoundland Island Time) on the VOCM radio network on April 16. We discussed the Labrador power and transmission megaproject proposed for Muskrat Falls on the Lower Churchill River. I recapped the reasons for my concern that Nalcor has overestimated the useful production …

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Nalcor’s Deregulated Monopoly Model for Muskrat Falls

Attached are the presentation slides of David Vardy to the Rotary Club of St. John’s, Newfoundland from March 22, 2012. Mr. Vardy has been a leading independent analysis of the Muskrat Falls project proposal. He has held a variety of senior positions at the Deputy Minister level in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, including President of the …

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Newfoundland’s Muskrat Falls Megaproject Fails Test of Intergenerational Ethics

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is hell-bent on committing the province to build the Muskrat Falls generating station on the Churchill River in Labrador and a transmission system interconnecting Labrador to the island of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. At a forecast capital cost that works out to over $9,700 for every man, woman and …

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Review of Muskrat Falls Development — Submission to Consumer Advocate

Here are proposed interrogatories I submitted February 23rd to the Consumer Advocate, Mr. Thomas Johnson LLB of the firm O’Dea Earle designated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities. The PUB is conducting a review of the proposal from the Crown energy corporation Nalcor to develop a hydro-electric facility in Labrador.

Manitoba Hydro Endorses Nalcor’s Production Estimate for Muskrat Falls

In a report issued earlier today, Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) reviewed Nalcor’s proposal to build the Muskrat Falls generating station in Labrador and transmit the power to the island of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. A key element of MHI report reviewed Nalcor’s energy production estimate for the project. MHI endorse Nalcor’s estimated output from  Muskrat …

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Adams Responds to Nalcor’s Demand for an Apology

Dear Mr. Martin, Yesterday you wrote to me, starting your letter with the following: Your blog displays a clear lack of understanding of the Lower Churchill Project, including the Muskrat Falls Development. I’m compelled to correct the statements made by you, and request the prompt apology you said you would make if your arguments were …

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Nalcor Replies to Post “Stop Muskrat Falls”

The following response to the previous post was received from Nalcor at 11:25, Monday January 30th. It was posted to the discussion forum for the previous post but to ensure that those interested in the subject have easier access, it is repeated here. ++++ Letter of Response from Ed Martin, President & CEO, Nalcor Energy …

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Stop Muskrat Falls

Open letter: To the electricity consumers in Newfoundland and those who care about future electricity consumers in Newfoundland From: Tom Adams, Toronto +++ I urge you to do what you can to stop the Muskrat Fall power development. Nalcor is vastly overstating the usable output from Muskrat Falls that the grid will be able to …

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