- Joseph McGrath
- July 12, 2012 - 15:41
This development of our hydo resourse opportunity seems to be slipping away from us completly.What a shame that stalling,delaying,lack of confidence and information and no final costing and sharing agreement is raising doubts more and more each day.I thought the project had some real merit for NL and another financial and development chance for the generation to follow me.Alas I think the project is now in real trouble because as usual politicians and others can say and do as they please knowing that in truth they account to no one.As taxpayers we sit on the sidelines watching officials and hear phone in callers pretty well say whatever they want and politicians speaking now and then and quickly running for cover. Danny Williams set us on a path to be MASTERS of our own house but we are failing miserably in achieving it.Shame on every citizen of NL for letting this happen.I now truly understand what the following quote means to us as a people living in NL".Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinto.Very sad for all of us!!!!!!
- July 13, 2012 - 11:41
Oh, it won't "slip away".....Newfoundland has a long history of seizing these exact "opportunities" with great gusto. It's our fate.
- Eustace Flynn
- July 12, 2012 - 14:16
I don't know which Kathy Dunderdale premier Dexter was talking to but it couldn't be NL's. Our Kathy Dunderdale says the costs WON'T rise.
- Cold Future
- July 12, 2012 - 13:39
Muskrat is a great gift to the Nova Scotia people which will be carried on the backs of NL ratepayers. However, NS beware that Quebec has become our bitter enemies after receiving such a great gift at Upper Churchill. The NL goverment doen't care though because why should ecomonics and pay back be part of such a great project and another polotical party will have to carry on with picking up the pieces after the next election. Fill in the blanks: S-----? Newfies-you've got to love them.
- July 12, 2012 - 13:36
Since Lingan already has a large scale wind farm, you can see it when you take the ferry to Nova Scotia, how will they be able to support a subsea cable?
- July 12, 2012 - 13:34
David, because Nova Scotia Power is a privatized power company, decisions regarding Muskrat Falls project should be up to its parent company, Emera, not the Nova Scotia Government. In case you don't know, Nova Scotia is running into its own problems with using renewable energy, and its coming from within. In fact, like parts of Newfoundland and Labrador whom suffer from NIMBY syndrome when new projects are being implemented, its happening in some Nova Scotian counties, particularly Kings County. Because Nova Scotia has no access to other renewable energy options, including solar and hydro, they have to rely on wind power to cut their dependence on fossil fuels and still meet their energy demands. However, due to Kings County's ignorance towards wind mills despite being in an optimal location, they now imposed a moratorium on them, and potentially hurting Nova Scotia's ability to meet their renewable energy goals and keep out of control electricity prices stable though Emera's persistent gouges account for a good part of the high prices.
- July 12, 2012 - 14:26
Wow, Jack...just wow. That post has some tie-in to mine, does it?
- July 12, 2012 - 13:28
He thinks he is worried for NS - I wish we had a premier that was worried about increased costs for NL - we are being through out to the slaughter again. This will turn out just like Joey's Churchill Falls deal and the people of the island of Newfoundland will once again pay.
- July 12, 2012 - 13:27
If there ever was any doubt, this damn dam is not for our benefit but Nova Scotia. Can we be any stunder? Just what was up Danny's sleeve when he initiated this?
- July 12, 2012 - 12:50
Why should Nova Scotia care if the costs go totally out of control? We sure don't! Who cares, right? I've come to realize from the teachings of the wizards on this messageboard that this amounts to free power forever, so just pay whatever it takes...no economics to even think about. If there's no one to buy the power, we just build a big battery factory and store it in billions of 'C' or 'D' cell Eveready's.....problem solved! So c',mon NS ----- don't wuss out on us! Bet the farm on a political hunch and a prayer, just like 'savvy' NL is doing! Let's go bust together...it's Lotto time!!
- July 13, 2012 - 00:18
Absurd as always, David. Maybe we can find a way to run your limitless hot air through a turbine instead. Talk is cheap! Let's all just hear it from the horses' mouths before we begin the theatrics and histrionics.