February, 2008. It’s been fascinating watching the fever building in Saint John around “The Great Energy Hub”. Certainly everyone is doing a great job in building the hype that seems to be necessary to move these developments forward. The Telegraph … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Saint John’s Energy Hub Hype – 2008
NUCLEAR QUESTION FOR TODAY In February 9, 2012, two environmental groups, the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, called on nuclear authorities to drain radioactively contaminated heavy water from the core of the … Continue reading NUCLEAR QUESTION: Was radioactive heavy water removed from Point Lepreau reactor 8 years ago?
Here’s an example for the International St. Croix River. I’m part owner of my power company and I want my shares! …and my dividends! by Art MacKay Our earth is filled with valuable assets. Consider our quarries, our gold … Continue reading COMMUNITY: Could citizens participate directly in publicly owned businesses of your state or province? Food for thought.
Things we should know Since its closure at Wiscasett, Maine, the nuclear waste from Maine Yankee Nuclear Plant remains stored on site … apparently with no place yet to go at an annual cost of about $10 million dollars. Learn … Continue reading ISSUES: Maine Yankee Nuclear Waste – Still No Place to Go?
Special Report House of Irving A series by investigative reporter Bruce Livesey examines the powerful role the Irving family plays in the business, politics and media of New Brunswick and beyond. To fund more investigative reporting on National Observer by … Continue reading FOR THE RECORD: House of Irving by investigative report Bruce Livesy.
LNG presents fire risks, pollution risks, transport risks, marine fauna risk and greenhouse gas emissions. Spending 10 years helping to protect Passamaquoddy Bay from several proposed LNG terminals, led to the accumulation of a lot of information on LNG and … Continue reading LNG: Good for the environment … really?
Under the United National Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), we have established Zones of influence over our oceans. They are less than perfect, but there are legal mechanisms for settling disputes, although ultimately “power”, financial or … Continue reading OUTSIDE THE BOX: Community Economic Zones – Let’s Do Business!
1726 British-Passamaquoddy Treaty Flummoxes Downeast LNG Jan 28, 2016 Robert Godfrey Proprietor at Quoddy Loop Virtual Tour Guide 4 Comments A 1726 Treaty guarantees Passamaquoddy rights in the Canadian marine waterway — killing Downeast LNG’s argument that the developer doesn’t … Continue reading LNG: History Bites LNG Company in Passamaquoddy Bay.
NOVEMBER 17, 2015 FILE PHOTO / JAMES MCCARTHY Habib Dagher, director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, in front of the VolturnUS prototype wind turbine deployed off the shores of Castine in 2014. BY JAMES MCCARTHY Monday’s announcement that … Continue reading ENERGY: UMaine offshore wind project ‘back in the game’ | Mainebiz
Once more, announcements are being made about the new oil pipelines, oil and gas infrastructure in Saint John, and the increased traffic and risks to the Bay of Fundy. Predictably, the environmentalists have begun their efforts to oppose these developments. But, frankly, … Continue reading ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy. So can we change history?
PHASING OUT FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES WOULD RESULT IN LARGE REDUCTIONS IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 2020 New research finds significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions within five years from a phase out of fossil fuel subsidies. Emissions are further reduced if … Continue reading ISSUES: PHASING OUT FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES WOULD RESULT IN LARGE REDUCTIONS IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 2020
Above: An LNG tanker passed under the Tobin Bridge and into the Mystic River in Chelsea. Could extra LNG supplies help restrain winter gas prices? Energy companies are seeing weaker demand for natural gas in Asia and Europe. By Jack … Continue reading ISSUES: More LNG could flow to Boston this winter – The Boston Globe
I fell in to a burning ring of fire I went down, down, down and the flames went higher. And it burns, burns, burns the ring of fire the ring of fire. Well …. Bay of Fundy residents will be … Continue reading LNG Fire Demo Sparks Serious Debate