You might imagine that somewhere in its controversial, hydro-dam-blocking 3,100-page application for an electricity rate increase, Nova Scotia Power would have found even a few short paragraphs to explain how it had multiplied, divided, compared and calibrated to calculate — and justify — the compensation for its corporate executives. You would imagine wrong. In fact,...
After today’s cabinet meeting, ministers spoke with reporters. Jennifer Henderson reports. Climate plan delayed A multi-year plan promised by the Houston government to tackle and adapt to climate change has been delayed. Environment and Climate Change Minister Tim Halman said it is more important “to get it right” than to meet the spring target the […]
News 1. Is a “climate action tax” different from any other tax? Halifax has a climate action plan that Zane Woodford has previously described as “woefully underfunded.” Council is thinking of changing that, by earmarking a special tax of 0.023 cents on every $100 of taxable assessed residential property value for climate-related capital projects. But, […]
Citizens concerned about the amount of wood harvested (mostly clearcut) to be used as biomass aren’t going to be happy with the numbers contained in the 2018 Fuel Adjustment Mechanism (FAM) report filed last month with the regulator. When used for generating electricity, the efficiency of biomass is only 21-23% efficient. Last year, the biomass […]