Experts know that efficiencies can lead to dramatic improvements in energy conservation. As an example, in the last dozen years, passenger car fuel useage has improved by about 30% for each kilometre travelled. By using new lighting technology and converting to more efficient electric motors, similar improvements are already possible in electricity consumed by business and residential customers.
We must ask why the BC Liberal government intends to spend billions of dollars for unneeded generating capacity. Who is to benefit? Who is to pay the costs? We must also ask why they rush; why they cannot wait for resolution of current court actions brought by opponents of the project.
This news release was issued by some of the citizens directly affected by Site C.
“…before the court cases are even heard, BC Hydro is destroying the very valley that these court cases are intended to protect.”