Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NY Senators try to prevent Quebec transmission line

This article demonstrates how protectionism, including that spurred on by the "green" lobby, is stifling utilization of the most accessible, and cheapest, low emissions supply (including 3000MW bottlenecked in Labrador).
Higher emissions and higher prices are being lobbied for - instead of lower emissions.

Watertown Daily Times | Senators try to prevent Quebec transmission line:
"The senators — led by state Sen. George Maziarz, a Western New York Republican, and joined by state Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton — say upstate jobs are at stake if a $2 billion transmission line proposal is approved because it would squeeze out energy producers in the state, like nuclear power plants, facilities that burn wood to create electricity and wind turbine farms.
“I think this would open up the floodgates. It would be the beginning of the end for generation of energy in New York state,” said Mr. Maziarz, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications."
Read the entire article at the Watertown Daily Times

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