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  • Cold Future
    June 29, 2012 - 12:45

    How can government contemplate any house debate of Muskrat proceeding without a full review by the PUB? The PUB made the only full, fair-minded, arm-slength and independant assessment of the preliminary information provided and concluded that it could not finish because of a lack of essential information. Does it not make sense to first make all of the presumably adequate information available to the PUB for it to finish its assessment. Then move to the house afterwards. It would seem that the PUB smell test is a necessity. The NL people need that independent assessment and it is difficult to believe it can come from any other siurce than the PUB.

  • Winston Adams
    June 29, 2012 - 07:35

    We have about 160,000 households with average connected load of 5.7 kilowatts of heat (Nalcor data).With efficient heating systems this allows a reduction of 3 kw per average house, therefore 480 Megawatts reduction, almost as much as Muskrat Falls produces on average. At a conversion cost of about 10,000.00 per average house, the total is1.6 billion dollars. If the government paid 50 percent in rebates to homeowners, the cost per household would be 5000.00 and total cost to the government 800 milion, less than 20 percent of the cost of Muskrat Falls. And with this, electricity prices will stay stable or come down with less use of Holyrood. If the wish is to do what's best for the people, people will vote foe stable rates, not massive price increases. Other jurisdictions are achieving stable rates by aggressive efficiency plans, which gives us more heat at less cost. Why is it our oppositions parties are silent on what's working elsewhere to the consumers benefit?

  • Maurice E. Adams
    June 29, 2012 - 07:19

    The opposition parties will have a few weeks to review Decision Gate 3 estimates (framed in the same ole, same ole, 2 option take it or leave manner)......... Our PUB was denied the months it needed to properly review this fiasco ---- a plan by stealth that has been in works for years to shift/fleece BILLIONS of dollars from captive island ratepayers.......... So how well will our MHAs be able to represent the best interests of their constituents? ..... The business model being used here seems the same as Danny's cable company business model........ There are 250,000 captive ratepayers on the island and they have no choice but to pay THE HIGHEST RATE THAT THE MARKET CAN STAND. See 'rates' at www.vision2041.com

  • New Privacy and Access Law
    June 29, 2012 - 07:14

    The changes to access of information will limit the debate. Ball might as well accept this Muskrat project will happen UNLESS Harper doesan't come through with the loan gaurantee. Just Watch.