Debating Sovereignty Implications of Muskrat Madness

On Friday, Jan 13, I was a guest on VOCM radio’s “Open Line with Paddy Daly” in Newfoundland and Labrador Paddy Daly’s style of talk radio assumes that his listeners are following the details of a wide array of complex stories on public policy and that Paddy can attract their attention to his show by …

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Rethink Muskrat Madness

As construction spending on Canada’s largest green energy project — the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project in Labrador undertaken by the provincial government’s energy agency Nalcor — continues, the profoundly harmful character of the project is becoming increasingly obvious. Here are four recent sources updating different aspects of the project that help to explain …

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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.

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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Cutting Through Nalcor’s Financial House of Mirrors Surrounding Muskrat Falls

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is poised to roll the dice with a massive hydro-electric development proposed for Muskrat Falls on the Lower Churchill River. I have previously commented on the project here.The government of Newfoundland and Labrador has sunk in the order of $400 million into planning, reports and consultants. Some of this …

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Labrador Hydro-electric Mega Project: Recipe for Disaster

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is poised to roll the dice with a massive hydro-electric development proposed for Muskrat Falls on the Lower Churchill River. The development would require massive transmission investments. In its currently proposed form, the project would lock in high power rates for electricity consumers on the island of Newfoundland and …

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