NDP proposes mass electric-vehicle conversion to prevent Hydro rate increases
from Winnipeg Free Press
The provincial NDP recently proposed a seemingly simple solution to reduce Manitoba Hydro's money problems: Electrify cars, buses and homes through interest-free loans funded by carbon taxes. Environment critic Rob Altemeyer told a news conference the opposition has submitted its proposal to the Public Utilities Board, which is in the process of conducting lengthy hearings into Hydro's request to increase its rates by 7.9 per cent annually for six years.
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