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Biomass rationale a secret
Nova Scotia Power continues to use its confidential stamp, despite a government regulator’s order to the power company for more transparency to the public and the media.


September 7, 2010
By The Chronicle Herald

Sept. 7, 2010, Halifax – Nova Scotia Power continues to use its confidential stamp, despite a
government regulator’s order to the power company for more transparency
to the public and the media.

On Sept. 9, a controversial hearing reconvenes into Nova Scotia
Power’s request to spend $208 million to build a power plant using waste
wood in Port Hawkesbury. The utility plans to own the biomass plant and
NewPage Port Hawkesbury Corp. will operate it, using an old burner at
the plant valued at $80 million.

But the public will not see how the biomass project stacks up against
other renewable energy projects the power company solicited. | READ MORE

 

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