Category Archives: Energy

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Belledune plant casts shadow on climate-change plan – Telegraph-Journal – 20 June 2017


Article by John Chilibeck Photo from Times & Transcript archive “The emphasis on the part of government has to be on helping us save energy and helping us switch to renewable energy,” (David Coon) said in a media scrum. “We are not going to get anywhere near close the 2030 target unless we up our game in helping people save […]

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Green Party Leader proposes path to meet New Brunswick climate change targets


Fredericton – Today, on Clean Air Day, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick is proposing a path to achieve New Brunswick’s carbon pollution reduction targets. “By 2030, over the next 12 years, we have committed to cut our collective carbon pollution by 4 million tonnes,” said Coon. “Most of our carbon […]

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Latest speculation on Lepreau II ‘beating a dead horse’ CBC – 20 February 2017


By Julia Wright “Time has moved on, and nuclear power’s time has passed,” said Coon. The idea of a second nuclear power plant at Point Lepreau has resurfaced periodically since the 1980s — most recently in a Feb. 15 op-ed by Frank McKenna, in which the former premier said increased demand for non-emitting energy in New England, and a proposed […]

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Deliberate Decisions and Budget Choices

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Last week the government tabled its budget. Next week, I will have the chance to ask questions about the details, department by department at the Estimates and Fiscal Policy Committee. However, comparing this budget with last year’s, many of the choices made by the Premier and cabinet are clear. We heard in the budget speech that funding to the Department […]

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NB needs tougher power grid, poles to withstand ice storms, David Coon says. Global News – 1 February 2017


By Michael Tutton NB Power needs to rebuild its shattered network with tougher gear to help it withstand violent ice storms like the one that toppled power poles like dominoes last week, New Brunswick’s Green Party leader says. Photo: Diane Doiron/Global News NB Power needs to rebuild its shattered network with tougher gear to help it withstand violent ice storms […]

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New Brunswick to phase out coal, put price on carbon in new climate plan. Global News – December 7, 2016


WATCH ABOVE: The New Brunswick government has released its new climate change action plan. As Global’s Jeremy Keefe reports, many view the plan as proactive thinking on both the environmental and economic fronts. By Kevin Bissett The Canadian Press “This plan will stand shoulder to shoulder with those that Premier Couillard, Premier Wynne, Premier Notley have tabled earlier. It’s a […]

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