Category Archives: Nuclear Economics

Key project at Darlington nuclear facility hundreds of millions over budget, delayed

(October 16, 2017) A Global News investigation has uncovered a single component of the Darlington nuclear project could cost half a billion dollars, four-times initial estimates. Auditors say project “plagued” by problems. Advertisements

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How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report

Government-owned power utilities across Canada are pushing ahead with multi-billion dollar megaprojects, while undermining the regulators put in place to protect consumers from such reckless behaviour, according to a new analysis from the Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: A billion dollars full of nuclear waste

(November 21, 2013) The Deep Geologic Repository is a make-work project. Continue reading

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Candu strike could threaten service to 34 units worldwide

(June 22, 2012) Even if the strike is not affecting Candu’s current business, and the engineers eventually return to work, Candu may end up primarily a servicing company for its old reactors. Meanwhile, skepticism regarding the completion of two new reactors planned for Darlington and the refurbishment of four existing units remains high. “The Darlington Refurbishment is like something from Alice and Wonderland,” says Energy Probe’s Norm Rubin. Continue reading

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A year after power deal, questions linger

(Oct. 29, 2010) One of the first things that you have to do to get real in planning an electricity system and running it, is to pass on the real commercial style costs of manufacturing electricity to your consumers, says Energy Probe’s Norm Rubin. Continue reading

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Problems plague N.B. power on anniversary of Quebec deal

(Oct. 29, 2010) One year on from New Brunswick’s power deal with Quebec, the problems remain, reports the Canadian Press. Continue reading

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Energy Probe’s Norm Rubin on the Agenda discussing Canada’s nuclear future

(September 21, 2009) The show originally aired on September 8th. Continue reading

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