Gov’t Interference Ruining Manitoba’s Power System – Implications for Newfoundland

Manitoba once prided itself on its rock bottom power prices. Now electricity prices are moving up dramatically, a trend that will continue if the province government stays on the current electricity policy track. Manitoba needs a immediate freeze on major new generation and transmission projects. This column – ”Wuskwatim under water — and sinking” http://shar.es/vaoeB – from today’s …

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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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Ontario’s Electricity Regulation Crisis Report – Part Five

Here is a podcast of an interview on Goldhawk Fights Back from over the noon hour January 13, 2011. My main point is that Toronto city counsel must take immediate action to ensure that electricity consumers in the city continue to receive safe, reliable service. John Spears at the Toronto Star has provided yet another …

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Earth Day 2011: Green Energy Good Intentions

This video addresses the careless train of thinking that has resulted in a situation where a large amount of Ontario’s power production is useless. During Earth Day 2011, hundreds of megawatt hours of hydro-electric production appears to have been spilled at Niagara. In 2009, OPG reports that it spilled 0.6 TWh of hydro-electric production — …

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TV Appearances – CBC (March 14/15)

Power and Politics (March 14) discussing the quality of information coming from Japan, assurances to Canadians from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the challenge of doing integrated safety assessment, and potential oversights in reactor safety thinking in Canada. The other guest is Linda Keen, former president Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The Lang & O’Leary Exchange …

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