TOPIC: MUSKRAT FALLS

Everyone says N.L. has big potential for wind energy. But when will the industry get going?

The moratorium on wind farms had been in place since 2007, which kept companies from generating and exporting onshore wind energy in the province.
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Newfoundland and Labrador announced a deal with Ottawa this week to help offset the cost of Muskrat Falls for taxpayers. The energy minister explains what it means for you

The federal government and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have announced a deal to soften the financial blow of Muskrat Falls. The project had been expected to double our power bills. The CBC's Leigh Anne Power spoke with Andrew Parsons, the provincial minister of Industry, Energy and Technology.

Hydro closing Holyrood station would be an 'act of insanity,' says Muskrat Falls critic

A critic of the Muskrat Falls project since its inception says Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro's decision to close the Holyrood power generating station in the future could spell disaster.

Arrested Chinese cargo ship will depart Happy-Valley Goose Bay following settlement

A Chinese cargo ship docked in Happy Valley-Goose Bay that was arrested and barred from leaving port Thursday will depart Saturday following a settlement between the ship's owners and a St. John's marine contractor.

'We shouldn't be here': Decision on injunction to block Muskrat Falls mitigation deal expected this week

Innu Nation Grand Chief Etienne Rich is part of the group of Labrador Innu who said the framework deal made between Ottawa and the provincial government was made without proper consultation.

Innu Nation suing N.L., feds over Muskrat Falls rate mitigation deal

The Innu Nation is suing Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador over the new Muskrat Falls rate mitigation deal, while a lawyer said the clock is ticking for stopping a deal they fear will "erase" promised benefits.

Muskrat Falls deal 'betrayed the Innu people,' says Innu Nation

The Innu Nation is accusing the prime minister and Newfoundland and Labrador's premier of betrayal over last week's rate-mitigation agreement.

Trudeau expects airlines to cut costs of N.L. airfares as reopening proceeds

Less than a week after the Newfoundland and Labrador government revealed its opening plan, the prime minister says he's keeping an eye on flight prices to ensure residents of the province don't draw the short straw.

'Big reset' called for debt-ridden N.L. with release of ground-shaking economic report

Moya Greene, chair of the premier's economic recovery team, delivered a no-holds-barred report Thursday that lays out a five- to six-year plan to reimagine Newfoundland and Labrador — proposing everything from tax increases and deep spending cuts to a streamlining of the public service to privatization.

Liberals target 'unnecessarily generous' bonuses for Nalcor execs in new bill

Bonuses at Crown-owned Nalcor Energy are about to become a thing of the past, with the Liberal government hoping to have new legislation in place by the end of this week.
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New details released about Nalcor contractor payments

Terry Roberts reports on how some Muskrat Falls contractors stopped fighting the release of how much they had earned

Damage to Muskrat Falls transmission lines not a major setback, says Nalcor CEO

Stan Marshall says he's confident the hydroelectric project will be fully operational by the end of the year.
Opinion

That's a sin (tax) for you: Here are some platform planks to liven up a dull election

There have been no bold policy initiatives. There are no star candidates (even the party leaders lack that power). CBC contributor Edward Riche steps forth with
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Does the election even matter? Here are my reasons to silence your inner nihilist

Would a new government really make any difference? Guest columnist William Ping admits his first instinct would be to say "no," but then takes a deeper look at why the public needs to be engaged in democracy.

Suspended sentences for 16 found guilty of civil contempt during 2016 Muskrat Falls protest

A group of protesters who were found guilty of civil contempt of court related to a protest at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric site in 2016 have been given suspended sentences for breaching an injunction — marking a bittersweet day for protesters who have spent the last four years in court.

Ottawa defers $844M in Muskrat Falls payments, almost all due by end of year

The federal government again said it will take measures to make Newfoundland and Labrador's Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project financially stable, including waiving $844 million in payments due from Crown corporation Nalcor Energy. But there are few details on how the project will affect the province's ratepayers.

Pandemic adds $400M to Muskrat project costs, full power a further 10 months behind

Payments of $360 million on the bonds issued to finance the project are now due to be funded, long before the controversial project begins generating revenue.

Plunge in oil price, demand pushes Nalcor to $137M loss after 2nd quarter

Despite a $37 million second-quarter profit, Nalcor is still trying to recover from a $171-million loss in the first quarter.

Dwight Ball considers giving up his seat as he reflects during his last week as premier

Dwight Ball has a few final reflections, and a few regret, as the days dwindle down to the end of his time as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Astaldi issued maximum fine, found guilty of 'professional incompetence' for Muskrat Falls collapse

The main contractor for the Muskrat Falls powerhouse was carrying out structural engineering without a permit when a wooden formwork collapsed in May 2016 during a massive concrete pour.

MP says Muskrat Falls workers still being flown in while locals laid off

Yvonne Jones says qualified Labradorians aren't filling jobs at the hydroelectric project site.

Muskrat Falls critics fire back after Danny Williams bashes inquiry report

Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams is still standing by the massive hydroelectric project he helped create, even after an inquiry report highlighted major problems.

Worried about Muskrat Falls increasing your power bills? You're not alone

People in Newfoundland and Labrador are worried about increases to their power bills following a recent announcement regarding the Muskrat Falls project.

Don't hold your breath for a Muskrat Falls bailout, analyst says

Memorial University professor Tom Baird says it's unlikely Ottawa will hand over any substantial money to pay for the contentious hydro project.

With no help from Ottawa, N.L. faces significant power rate increases, PUB report says

Public Utilities Board reviewed options to reduce the impact of Muskrat Falls costs on electricity rates up to the year 2030.

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