The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Persistence of False Information: free electricity version #nlpoli

An exchange on Twitter reminded your humble e-scribbler on Wednesday evening of the power of false information to persist despite either being disproven or, in this case, being an obvious nonsense. Not surprisingly, the discussion was about Nalcor, Emera,  the Maritime Link and a block of electricity that Nalcor gets under the Muskrat Falls deal.  ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: No obligation to take electricity: Emera CEO #nlpoli

From the Chronicle Herald: Emera CEO Chris Huskilson says there are several options available to Nova Scotians to meet future energy needs, but he insists the arrangement with Newfoundland and Labrador represents the best opportunity. “It is not something (Nova Scotians) must do because Emera is bringing it forward, it is something they can consider ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Labrador Mining and Muskrat Falls #nlpoli

Premier Kathy Dunderdale is bothered enough by his detailed critical analysis of Muskrat Falls that she has been known to single him out in fundraising speeches in the province and in the House of Assembly. Journalists like CBC’s David Cochrane are tweeting requests for the guy to get in touch. Yet so far Nalcor hasn’t ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Emera waiting on Nalcor for numbers #nlpoli

Wonder no more, dear friends. Stop  scratching your chin. Now we know why Nalcor and Emera have not signed a deal now some four or five months after saying they were so close to finishing their negotiations that they didn’t need to set a new deadline. Nalcor hasn’t sent Emera the latest numbers on the ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Credit rater gives Emera “negative” outlook #nlpoli

The Chronicle Herald reported Tuesday that credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s had changed its rating for Emera from “stable’ to “negative”. The problem is the capital requirement in order to meet the Nova Scotia government’s green targets.  CH quoted Standard & Poor’s analyst Nicole Martin: Meeting that renewables goal will require a “meaningful capital ...