Tagged: Neal Livingston

Summertime, and the blogging is slower

Yes, the blog posts have been slower this July. On those rare Nova Scotia weeks, when the sun blasts down and the temperature tops 25° for days on end, there are better things to do in than sit at a keyboard and grouse about the state of the world.

In the backlog of posts I mean to get to: big developments in the Dexter Government’s demolition of Talbot House (including five pending Contrarian FOIPOP requests looking for the motives behind this hatchet job); feedback from defenders of Neal Livingston and admirers of Cabot Links; and he next instalment of the Contrarian Election Donation Interactive Mapping Project.

While you wait, Maggie and I recommend raspberry or blueberry sorbet.

UARB: feed-in tariffs require political, not regulatory, decision

The UARB says any decision to implement feed-in tariffs will have to come from government, not the board.

Feed-in tariffs would guarantee pre-set, above-market rates for alternative power producers who want to feed surplus power into the NSP grid at will. It is strongly advocated—surprise, surprise!—by companies like Neal Livingston’s Black River Wind, which have not been able to compete with large commercial wind producers in NSP’s bidding process, but stand to profit from guaranteed access to the grid at above-market prices. Read more »