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  • Winston Adams
    July 30, 2012 - 13:00

    Our Premier never went to the conference in Vermont( with the New England Governors and Atlantic premiers) Two energy topics were electric vehicles and energy efficiency. One might think this has some importance to the Muskrat Falls issue. But electric vehicles are intended to charge at night, when load demand is less. Their storage batteries can feed energy back to the grid in the daytime when more energy is needed during the summer heat waves. This means less need for peak power from Muskrat Falls at high spot prices. And the other topic, energy efficiency , Vermont is the leader in this , which we should copy and can cut our energy demand - again , not a good idea for anyone promoting Muskrat Falls. Any wonder she never attended. Why draw media attention to these issues.

  • David
    July 29, 2012 - 14:42

    THis is a governemnt that has lost its appeal...long in the tooth, no new ideas, too much track record to defend....it's over. So they're doing what any desparate incumbent political party in Canada does.....haul out a wildly visionary project to change the channel. No matter that it is quite possibly financially ruinous, outright foolish, and completely unanalysed by qualified, objective minds. The electorate is as stupid as a box of puppies. They'll forget everything else at voting time, and all will be right in the world. By the time anyone figures out that the darn thing bankrupted the province, this crop of "leaders" will be off enjoying their early (or 'oily') retirements.

  • Winston Adams
    July 29, 2012 - 12:50

    Our premier is supposed to be in Vermont tomorrow for the Governors and Atlantic premiers conference. Included in their topics for discussion is that of energy efficiency. Vermont is the leader in this, applying more that 4 percent of electricity sale revenue to consumer rebate programs, and reducing demand by more than 2 percent a year. In comparison we do little and reduce demand from our feable attempts by 2/10 of 1 percent per year. If we copied Vermont's example we can eliminate the 600 MW of electricity waste we now have, and keep our electricity costs stable without the need of Muskrat Falls for two decades or more. Perhaps our Emperor, being in another country , will return with a new wardrobe called EFFICIENCY NFLD AND LAB. And then, leading with this Vision, all her advisors and followers began to wear the same style. And, after all, it was part of her original vision, part of her ENERGY PLAN to create a CULTURE OF CONSERVATION, where rationing is unnecessary to meet our needs. Electricity prices would be stable. Muskrat falls could just wait. Suddenly our Emperor would become popular again. And everyone would again be happy in the Happy province .

  • Honestly?
    July 29, 2012 - 12:13

    Nice retelling of the Emperors New Clothes, but it appears in your efforts to recall the tale you forgot to write an article.

  • Maurice E. Adams
    July 28, 2012 - 08:46

    One very fine piece of work, Mr. Johansen.