Archive for January, 2010

The Updated offer to Mr Keir

ok Mr Keir lets look at the updated plan based on our conversations and my best extrapolations of what i could make work

1/ make me ceo of NB Power at half Hay’s salary

2/ absolutely no political interference i am responsible for all hiring/firing and answer directly to the minister of energy and the premier (no board of directors)

3/ no dumping of political appointees in NB power exec positions

4/ a lab for developing alternative solutions to oil/gas/coal/nuclear with rights to all projects belonging to the developers

5/ NB power is not a cash cow. all profits will go to upgrade systems and/or development of new projects as well as paying down the NB power debt load

6/ all bonuses will be tied to a combination of maintaining rates at present levels/or rate reductions and profitability of NB power

7/ all rates will reduce by 15% and be frozen for 3 years

8/ present rules of anything over 3% increase still must be presented to EUB

Carl Bainbridge

To: Keir, Jack (Hon.) (DOE/MDE); Graham, Shawn
Sent: Thu Jan 28 17:52:18 2010
Subject: a real alternative

if you want an alternative plan i will give you one Mr Keir

1/ make me ceo of NB Power at half Hay’s salary

2/ absolutely no political interference i am responsible for all hiring/firing and answer directly to the minister of energy and the premier (no board of directors)

3/ no dumping of political appointees in NB power exec positions

4/ a lab for developing alternative solutions to oil/gas/coal/nuclear with rights to all projects belonging to the developers

5/ NB power is not a cash cow. all profits will go to upgrade systems and/or development of new projects as well as paying down the NB power debt load

6/ all bonuses will be tied to a combination of maintaining rates at present levels/or rate reductions and profitability of NB power

RESPONSE

Carl
Better plan than alwards but unfortunately you don’t hit any of the objectives of this agreement. Locked in rates for 5 years, competitive rates for industry or debt reduction.
Hon. Jack Keir
Minister of Energy

RETURN RESPONSE

To: jack keir (jack.keir2@gnb.ca)
debt reduction is actually included in # 5
i would need to see the books to guarantee a locked in rate for 5 years but would actually like to look at rate reductions in general rather than just locked in
rates for industry would be looked at but any reduction in rates to industry would need to be met with a comparable rate reduction to everyone

key advantage heritage pools will be none existent so the same rate would apply regardless how much power is used

An alternative to the sale perhaps

If people want an alternative plan i will give you one

1/ make me ceo of NB Power at half Hay’s salary

2/ absolutely no political interference i am responsible for all hiring/firing and answer directly to the minister of energy and the premier no board of directors

3/ no dumping of political appointees in NB power exec positions

4/ a lab for developing alternative solutions to oil/gas/coal/nuclear with rights to all projects belonging to the developers

5/ NB power is not a cash cow. all profits will go to upgrade systems and/or development of new projects as well as paying down the NB power debt load

6/ all bonuses will be tied to a combination of maintaining rates at present levels and profitability of NB power

Stepping up the pressure level

I have seen a fair bit of talk recently about how the present form of protests and rallies are being to peaceful and that we need to step it up to make any real progress

while i do not necessarily agree or disagree what i find missing is any kind of definition of what is involved in stepping it up

what is involved in stepping it up

what are the goals

what are the possible consequences of those actions

without clarity and as only an abstract no one has the ability to make a decision on whether it is going to far or not

pants on the ground

found something funny from the radio this am
there will probably be a bit of reprecussions over this but still made me laugh

http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/25/pants-on-the-ground-canada-politics-politician-american-idol/