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  • Just Sayin
    July 07, 2014 - 13:01

    15,600 per person is about $63,000 per family, with the result being about 80 percent higher power bills. 3000 dollars per years will be 5400 dollars. The alternative of robust efficient heating would cost about 9000 dollars per family, but save 30 percent on annual power bills, so is self financed. The reduction in demand for winter heating from this would allow Holyrood to close, and other island capacity additions would likely see some modest rate increases, reducing the net reduction of power bills from 30 to about 10 percent. An assessment by a Energy Efficiency consultant would likely verify this..... something Nalcor avoided and the PUB has not undertaken. Has Wade Lock crawled out from under the rock yet to comment on the new figures of over 8 billion? Wonder why not?

  • rate payer vs taxpayer
    July 07, 2014 - 07:44

    I could never understand why people make such a big fuss over MF but couldn't give a rats a$$ about public debt. But the answer was simple - it's their mindset of Rate payer vs taxpayer. The taxpayer doesn't give squat over our massive public debt, the illusion that it's government debt or a burden for future generations. But when they put on their rate payers hats then they finally see the affect of public debt. They'll see it in their monthly bill - something that hits them, something they can't pass onto their children. The rate payer sees "$15,600" and wonders how much that will be on their monthly bill. The taxpayer see "$15,600" and says that's only $400 a year for the next 40 years - the kids are good for it.

  • chris
    July 06, 2014 - 19:51

    the Williams legacy

  • Maurice E. Adams
    July 06, 2014 - 10:34

    Just want to go on record as a ratepayer not "comfortable" with Nalcor's new numbers. Muskrat Falls is a total waste of 10,000 MILLION dollars -- all of which (and thousands of millions more) will have to be paid for a very few NL ratepayers --- for 50 years or more into the future (all when near-ZERO cost Upper Churchill power will be available in half that time), and this debt only impedes our access to what has been long on coming.

  • Corporate Psycho
    July 05, 2014 - 13:07

    I am switching to wood supplemented with solar.

    • Too Funny
      July 07, 2014 - 07:50

      Solar in NL, good luck with that. And unless you own your own forest then good luck with wood. Government owns that source of fuel and you can bet they will discourage people from using alternative energy sources.

  • Cyril Rogers
    July 05, 2014 - 10:34

    Thank you, Mr. Vardy and Mr. Penney, for continuing to highlight the folly of the preposterous debacle known as Muskrat Falls. If Mr. Martin were as straightforward with his numbers as you gentlemen, we would have been able to see the how incomprehensible this nonsense was, from the beginning. Is it too late to abandon Muskrat Falls, as many so-called soft critics seem to believe.? Absolutely not….. and, indeed, those of us who voiced concerns early on…..need to be joined by a growing chorus of dissenters. Where is the general populace? Anybody who claims ignorance of the gory details of the project right now…... has not been taking the time to examine all of the evidence pointing to the fiscal catastrophe it will become. It is incumbent on all ordinary citizens to get behind a movement to stop this development in its tracks. I don't advocate this lightly…..for I realize it will be messy and cumbersome to stop a loaded freight train…..but what alternative is there? To let it go forward will bring severe economic consequences! To stop it now will be very expensive….but nowhere close to the economic costs of letting it continue on its runaway track! It is time to put a halt to it and, at a minimum, let the PUB do another full analysis….. before any further public dollars are wasted. I call upon Premier Marshall and Minister Dalley to start looking out for the welfare of the people of the province rather than that of the corporate interests who stand to be the only beneficiaries of such a project.