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Great piece Bill. You’ve really provided some insight that gives ratepayers the full picture. If the current government doesn’t do something to balance the equation it will haunt them for their entire mandate.
Barry Cox | April 23, 2014 | Reply
Power to the people? Isn’t power (energy) one of those ‘common’ things like roads and courthouses that we share in common? And in N.S. don’t we rely on our power monopoly, presided over by the UARB to deliver that service? If so, and by lifting our gaze, it ought to be obvious that the cost of energy is increasing worldwide, and the “managing” of our power bills, is less a matter of squabbling over subsidization of retrofits, ENS, outsourcing of maintenance work and the ‘capital punishment’ of power company shareholders, and more of facing the global energy fact, that costs are going up.
As for what ‘managing’, the new government has yet to speak further about; wasn’t there some sort of competition mentioned?
gordon a... | April 19, 2014 | Reply
You need to add ONE more word to the usual negative reactions to future announcements on this topic. Besides CYNICAL and SKEPTICAL add REALISTIC. I think we know that there are very few things that any government can do to manage future power expenses in the world we live in today. We all have to be REALISTIC and if anyone can change the reality of the costs, then all the better and if not then we all have to deal with what we cannot change. This unfortunately will leave us with no choice but lower our expectations. This should lead to lower use of power and probably less profit for those supplying it. It is not good to be left in the DARK in the 21st Century so lets hope we get honest and full feedback from all concerned.
Allan | April 19, 2014 | Reply
The current gov’t is off and running in bringing upon itself the very same problem that just about totally caused the downfall of the one that came immediately before it viz: destroying its own creditibility. Once that hole has been dug,the show is over.
bob mackenzie | April 18, 2014 | Reply
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