Thursday, January 24, 2008
Is rookie Minister blogger Jack Keir in trouble???
But Energy Minister Jack Keir maintains that the government does not involve itself in how NB Power awards contracts.
Keir said the government plays no role in the way NB Power issues requests for proposals or awards contracts to companies that want to sell wind energy.
"Not any, as a matter of fact," Keir told CBC News. "NB Power on their own have gone to that RFP process. It's NB Power that went through the RFP process and we're very happy with the result."
The government does, however, discuss government priorities on occasion with Hay, Keir said. He said the government and the utility are in agreement in most instances.
"When we're not, we talk about it," the minister said. "We discuss where we have to go and what we have to do, what the roadblocks are, and we try to get over those roadblocks. If we can't get over those roadblocks, we don't do it."