- Just Sayin
- June 11, 2013 - 15:37
Cyril, you ask are we that stupid, to fall for the Muskrat Falls scheme. I guess no more stupid than our ancestors who believed the Nfld Railway would be profitable of give them some short term work. It helped bankrupt us in 1934.
- June 07, 2013 - 22:41
This from a wikileaks cable (http://wikileaks.antibaro.gr/cable/2008/01/08OTTAWA135.html#par6) Early in 2001, with energy policy at the top of the new Administration's agenda, then Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien suggested to President Bush that transmission grid improvements could unlock major undeveloped electric generating resources in Qcould unlock major undeveloped electric generating resources in Canada. While Chretien focused particularly on hydroelectric sites in northern Manitoba (Nelson River), there was considerable potential in hydro resources in other regions (such as Labrador and Quebec) and in oilsands cogeneration in Alberta. Cross reference what he said with Lavalin / MHI's involvement and start asking who they are working for...cause it sure ain't us.
- Cyril Rogers
- June 07, 2013 - 13:57
I took the time this morning to read the "Dam-Nation" report out of Manitoba and it is almost like reading your own obituary. Our government has relied on the "experts" from MHI and Manitoba Hydro, who have been anything but, in terms of project outcomes. Are we that stupid?? It is obvious to me that something more sinister than stupidity is at work here....because all the signs point to a fiscal catastrophe out of this Muskrat Falls debacle. Given the secrecy surrounding the project, and the fortifications around NALCOR, the problem for me is that we will not know, until too late, what exactly is driving this monstrosity. Whatever it is....it is NOT common sense and NOT for the benefit of the common person! I would urge every resident of NL to read this document and put partisan politics aside because our very future, in terms of fiscal strength or fiscal uncertainty, depends on the government coming to its senses and cancelling this project. It is simply not workable and it is time to cut our losses.
- Tony Rockel
- June 07, 2013 - 12:36
Art Meaney says Muskrat Falls is the best thing that could ever happen to us, so I guess I was wrong after all.
- James G. Learning
- June 07, 2013 - 11:10
After attending a portion of the NS regulatory board we can see no justification for NS taking Labrador power and Nalcor serious. It is hard to imagine so called intelligent people blundering through anything as far fetched as a Maritime Link. A small power cord from somewhere in the mid Atlantic Ocean is clearly stupid. Especially when put up against the availability of Hydro Quebec. Never mind the practical, when NS and NL are playing to subverting the big bad Quebec power brokers. These are monsters and NS and NL need to go around them at all costs. Talk about stupid. What is this country coming to? Or is only poor provinces such as NL and NS which get roped into this sort of tax grab by their politicians? If so its the greedy leading the stupid. Time for us, NS and NL to wake up. For God's sake get on the internet and try and figure out what the rest of the world is doing. You never know we might like it and get a whole lot smarter. We have to. How could we possibly get any dumber. Imagine being victims of Emira and Nalcor. Muskrat Falls is one crooked stupid Project, ask SNC Lavalin. And look again at Nalcor. Imagine a two hour AGM. Talk about ducking and running. Premier Ed Martin needs his head read. Short read really.
- Corporate Psycho
- June 07, 2013 - 10:48
We are getting screwed so a few special interests can get richer. I'm voting for the first party that says it will stop this madness.
- June 07, 2013 - 10:26
Ontario does the same thing while ratepayers pick up the bill
- June 07, 2013 - 09:08
No wonder we hired the Manitobans to give a "neutral" assessment of the Muskrat project.
- June 07, 2013 - 08:39
We knew about Manitoba Hydro's awful reputation when Williams, Dunderdale, Marshall, King, and Kennedy were all in favour of their (Manatoba Hydro) stupid assessment. But like Joey in days long gone, Danny had NL spellbound. His rear-end likkers wouldn't dare object.
- Just Sayin
- June 07, 2013 - 08:05
And Manitoba Hydro concurred with Nalcor that we will need more power for our winter heating because "we are approaching saturation in efficiency gain improvements" for our housing in Nfld. Therefore their forecast for about 1 percent more energy needed each year remains the basis for this fatally flawed project. Efficiency saturation is the spin, and a false statement. Here is the fact: 1. Our new housing code reduces energy consumption by 27 percent according to the government document. 2. Over the last 20 years, average power consumption for houses dropped about 1 percent per year. 3. efficient heating reduces energy consumption for heating by 50 percent for older houses and about 30 percent for the new code house ( on top of the 27 percent from the new code construction). These are some of what is called "disruptive technologies" that the Edison Institute report warns is a risk to any power company. Ed Martin 2 days ago said he has not read the Edison report. Perhaps he doesn't know who Edison was? Such is the man, Martin, we entrust 10 billion of public funds, and our future!. Perhaps the Telegram should ask Mr Martin when he might read and comment on the Edison Report and the implications for this MF project? The report was published in January and only 19 pages.
- June 07, 2013 - 07:20
Interesting that Manitoba Hydro was the "independent third party" asked to do the review of Muskrat Falls that the govt. likes to trumpet. Manitoba Hydro could hardly have put itself in a position of saying something was a bad idea in NL when they are pursuing the exact same course of action in their home province. They had too much at stake to step back and be objective.