The Nova Scotia Liberal party needs to break its election promise to reduce power bills in order to actually increase energy efficiency through 'customer-funded energy efficiency programs.'
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Energy Minister Andrew Younger is launching a year-long review of Nova Scotia's electricity system. Younger has already made clear his obsession with cutting power rates, not reducing energy demand.
It is too soon to draw conclusions, but the patronage portents from Stephen McNeil's first three months in power are not promising.
One of the interesting early smoke signals from the new Liberal government is the one they aren't sending -- that the sky is falling. Or are we just waiting for the other, reality shoe to drop?
Stephen McNeil doesn't even have the key to the executive washroom and his administration-in-eager-anticipation is already being sideswiped by economic events over which it has little control.