- Maurice E. Adams
- April 10, 2012 - 11:54
With cost overruns Muskrat Falls will drive our provincial debt close to 20 BILLION dollars and cost us hundreds of millions in debt service payments for decades ---- and for what? ------ We can't and don't even use the power we have now. ------ About 1/4 of our existing installed NET capacity is UNUSED every year, down 12% over the last 12 years. +++++++ Vale's Long Harbour plant represents LESS THAN 4.5 % of our EXISTING capacity ---- about 16% of our existing installed (UNUSED) net capacity.. -------- We are building generation capacity that WE HAVE NO NEED FOR. ++++ If he mining companies in Labrador have a need --- sometime in the future for more power ---- let them build it ---- not the ratepayers/taxpayers of the island.
- John Smith
- April 10, 2012 - 11:18
Well, Steve...tell the people who live next door to the fifth largest polluter in Canada, Duffs, if carbon is not worth a whit. They have to wipe carbon off their houses and cars everyday, let alone what their kids breath in...
- April 10, 2012 - 11:13
Hey John Smith.......could not have said it better...anyone opposed to this is absolutely a liberal or ndp....plain and simple.....and that 's what all these naysayers are, simple. If they think that dirty oil is going to get any cheaper, they should wake up and look around, maybe pick up a hobby. There is only so much oil on the planet.........when it runs out, and it certainly will run out, what are these naysayers going to do then..??...all these scare tactics are just sickening.......all they need to do is whisper in someone's ear the the price of electricity will rise sharply, or that the cost of the project will spiral out of control, and they have done their jobs as disappearing liberals. The only problem any liberal or ndp have with this project is that it is not them who are doing it.....well, too bad, we can't wait for you to get your act together.........build it, and they will come....
- Steve Kramer
- April 10, 2012 - 10:36
The notion of carbon (dioxide) making a whit of difference to our climate is junk science that will soon be relegated to the ranks of the flat-earthers. That said, there are still plenty of reasons to embrace renewables like wind, hydro, and solar. They are clean, they don't rely on foreign imports. Even gas, with current prices so low and supplies abundant, has a place in the energy mix. We need it all, and better it should at least come from our hemisphere!
- John Smith
- April 10, 2012 - 07:59
So, do we want to stay tied to oil, and an isolated island system, paying billions to middle east oil producers? or do we want to build our very own electrical generation? Clean, non carbon producing, stabalizing rates, connection to the mainland, which will allow for wind and other alternatives, last forever? I just cannot understand why everyone can't see that this is the logical choice for our future? The whole discussion about gas is a joke, wind is out, what's left?
- April 10, 2012 - 10:15
Well, if you put it like that, I say we take every dime of Hibernia money, go to Vegas, and put it all on 27 Black. It has just as much desparation and objective, informed analysis behind it.