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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

UNBSJ Doesn't Have Position On Energy Future

Representatives from UNBSJ’s Saint John College Energy Fundamentals Program presented to common council at its most recent meeting on the opportunities associated with shale gas development in the province.

CHSJ News asked UNB admin Shelley Rinehart about the university's position on shale gas, given that private companies have helped fund the energy program. Rinehart responded it's not unusual for a university to have private partners, and it doesn't buy anything except for the ability to boast we're on the cutting edge of programs of this kind.

Rinehart says that's the point of the program isn't to sell any one option, but to encourage an informed debate about all energy options.