Regulators stall $208M biomass project at NewPage mill in Nova Scotia

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Regulators stall $208M biomass project at NewPage mill in Nova Scotia

July 30, 2010 - 10:08
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PORT HAWKESBURY, NS, July 30, 2010 (The Chronicle Herald) -A regulatory hearing on Nova Scotia Power Inc.'s application to build a $208-million biomass energy project in Port Hawkesbury has been put on hold pending a review of other renewable energy projects.

The decision was reached Thursday after testimony from John Antonuk of Liberty Consulting Group in Pennsylvania at the provincial Utility and Review Board.

Antonuk, a board consultant, told a hearing in Halifax that there needed to be "a full and fair comparison of alternatives" that would allow the electrical utility to meet provincial renewable energy targets.

Chronicle Herald - Regulators hit pause on biomass