NL politics

OPINION POLL OVER-RATES INEFFECTIVE TORY OPPOSITION

Having survived in spite of themselves, in Opposition the Tories have been lazy and uninspiring.  The fact that it is summer, and the House of Assembly is closed, admittedly makes their job tougher, except that the Party’s manifest weakness is not a seasonal problem.

GNL RUSHING INTO ANOTHER “SCHEME”: CABOT MARTIN

I must say that after the Muskrat Falls fiasco, I thought our government had finally learnt its lesson and would not to rush into another such scheme where calling it “green” was enough to suspend all critical analysis.

PlanetNL49: NL Hydro Must Capitalize on Green Hydrogen Power Storage. But Will Government Allow It?

This province has a big leg up on virtually all other places around the world seeking to develop green hydrogen production; many have lfewer resource strengths than we have, and are making big plans to participate in what may be a very profitable new industry.

VISIT OF GERMAN CHANCELLOR SUBJECT OF TARA MANUEL’S SECOND VISIT WITH Little Premier Furey

An international agreement is one thing, but doing it in Stephenville before the assessment process has even begun begs the question - How much integrity will this process have if these powers already agree that it will happen? How should one respond?

PlanetNL48: Maximizing Public Benefits From Wind-Hydrogen Projects Is a Necessity (Is the public being fleeced again?)

Given that over 11 TWh of energy production from the full World Energy development, a notional fee of 1 c/KWh as a form of land rent, would generate $110M.  Should the operation be turning profits as high as $2B USD, this level of rent should not be the least bit objectionable.

WIND AND THE ODOUR OF SCANDAL

Government’s handling of World Energy GH2’s wind power project on the Port au Port Peninsula contains the elements of scandal. This is a public policy catastrophe, one to which critical and costly issues remain either poorly understood or unexplained.

DID PADDICK LIKE THE PUBLIC LESS OR WORLD ENERGY MORE?

The cavalier Premier Furey - “life is full of conflicts…” he told VOCM – did not push Paddick to resign. Instead, Paddick chose to resign - not from World Energy GH2, but from the Churchill River Committee.

THE WIND/HYDROGEN PROJECT: WILL WE BE SUCKERS AGAIN?

Nevertheless, Mr. Paddick, a friend and confident of the Premier, is now in an official capacity with the Government of NL and, therefore, is in a position of influence with both politicians and officials at the highest level.