Another megaproject pushing public utilities to the brink

(October 2, 2017) Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls hydro project will cost more than double original estimates, is years behind schedule and will impose triple-digit rate increases on electricity customers when it starts producing power. Continue reading

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Government’s mega utility projects spell mega-ruin

(October 2, 2017) Government-owned utilities have a costly, longstanding habit they can’t seem to kick: megaprojects. Continue reading

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Megaprojects like Site C bankrupt power utilities

(October 2, 2017) The Site C dam exhibits many of the same traits afflicting other megaprojects: an undermining of the regulatory system, accounting tricks that mask the real cost of the project and an explicit guarantee of a taxpayer bailout.

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Fair Hydro Plan advertisements: fact check

(September 29, 2017) The Fair Hydro Plan ads being rolled out by the province contain a number of misleading claims. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Paris is dead. The global warming deniers have won

(September 22, 2017) Since his pullout in June, Trump has repeatedly reaffirmed the wisdom of pulling out of the “bad deal” for the U.S. that was Paris.

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Grounds for Thought presents: Paris is dead

(September 18, 2017) Join us for the return of the Grounds for Thought discussion night with our most controversial topic to date. Oh, it’s a doozy alright!

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

(September 6, 2017) 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.

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