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NB to develop long-term energy strategy
A new energy commission has been tasked with developing a long-term plan for a stronger energy future for New Brunswickers.


October 22, 2010
By NB Department of Energy

Oct. 22, 2010, Fredericton – A new energy commission has
been tasked with developing a long-term plan for a stronger energy future for
New Brunswickers. The commission will recommend a progressive energy policy for
New Brunswick and offer advice on the future direction of NB Power. It will
release a 10-year strategy with specific recommendations in six months. The
commission is one of ten items the provincial government has committed to
implement by the end of 2010.

The commission will:

  • Undertake extensive public consultations with New
    Brunswickers, neighbouring provinces, and states;
  • Develop a clear and measurable energy policy;
  • Examine the possibilities for long-term energy purchase
    agreements;
  • Examine energy production, consumption, and exports;
  • Develop measurable targets on economic activity,
    environmental performance, cost, reliability, and financial performance; and
  • Develop a long-term debt-management strategy for NB Power.

"By working in consultation with New Brunswickers, I am confident the
commissioners will develop an energy policy that will benefit all ratepayers in
every region of our province," says New Brunswick Energy Minister Craig
Leonard.

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