NL Public Policy

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.

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.

NL HYDRO THINKS ITS READY TO BUILD AGAIN

Williams’ public policy and private sector experience is limited; her former employer, Newfoundland Power, is a “regulated” entity. As such, it is not exposed to competition. When profit is effectively “awarded” by the PUB, “risk” is not a word that gets much exercise. Construction outcomes especially suffer within the paradigm of OPM (other people’s money).  

Labatt Emission Reduction Plan – Greenwashing at its Worst

Labatt is being assisted on a much more generous scale than the public.  If Labatt received subsidy proportional to the GHG reduction in the EV scenario, their minor project would net them a 3% subsidy.

Which Province Will Gain The Most From Muskrat Falls?

This post compares the expected pollutant emission reduction each province will receive from Muskrat Falls. 

A CALL FOR TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE IN HEALTH CARE

The health care system in NL is in crisis and requires transformative change.

NL HAS A TERRIBLE PER CAPITA EMISSIONS PROBLEM

By many measures, Canada is one of the absolute worst emitters among advanced industrialized countries and this province is among the worst in Canada.  Time for an honest look in the mirror.

Government Accountable for $1B+ Giveaway to the Iron Ore Mining Sector (Update)

 PlanetNL34 Addendum: Additional Information On Labrador Industrial Rate PolicyOn the same day as PlanetNL34 was posted on the Uncle Gnarley blog, some pertinent information...