An item from January 2015 has grown in importance. These recently created graphs support assertions within the article:
— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) March 9, 2016
I urge you to read through various articles here about Narrows Inlet independent power projects. This is a powerful example of how a few connected profiteers impose a financial burden on the public by acquiring contracts for unneeded power at guaranteed prices far above market value. They claim to produce green energy but must pervert the concept to make the claim. Old time loggers would have been heavily penalized for doing what these people do to fish bearing waterways.
This was a comment on a preceding article from a regular reader. He’s a man I’ve come to admire for his dedication as he tries to reveal that government cut deals to enrich a few people at the expense of many. Additionally, those dishonest politicians forced environmental regulators to abdicate statutory responsibilities.
Work was done on coastal lakes and waterways that destroyed nature’s irreplaceable assets, not because the public had need but because influential people bought the opportunity to make quick bucks. It is so typical of the way BC Liberals do business today, while corporate media pays no attention.
I know what follows is accurate because I’ve been kept informed and I’ve read materials exchanged between concerned citizens and government officials who just pretend to carry out their duties. The comment is worthy of being featured:
Yes, someone knows how much [real value is realized from private power contracts] …but it ain’t us ratepayers. I couldn’t get the yearly figures for electricity purchased by BC Hydro from Renewable Power Corporation from their Tyson Creek IPP on the Sunshine Coast. My (paid for) FOI came back redacted because release of this info was deemed to be harmful to the private corporation. I wasn’t even asking how much we paid for it, just how much was produced! Now the same proponents have secured another EPA (purchase agreement) from BC Hydro, as well as getting Bennett and Polak to sign of on the EAO (environmental assessment office) file. This for the Ramona Lake drain and Chickwat Creek ruin of river project in the same area…..though Site C is likely going ahead, we get stuck with even more more hydroelectric IPP’s ….meaning even more water spilled without getting a return on our public investment. It is rather ironic that projects like Tyson and Ramona actually do wear out turbines significantly faster that legacy BCH dams…..large amounts of silt comes down due to the draining of the alpine lakes.
At the same time I was denied info on Renewable Power, I did get very complete info on the Fitzsimmons Creek IPP in Whistler. They produced 0 (zero) during the time of the Olympics. This despite a very in depth Global TV report on how the Olympics were making use of “green” renewable power from projects like Fitzsimmons. This kind of reminds me of the recent talk given by Craig Silverman on the “Hoax Economy”…..the business of spreading fake news. One need look no further than Global on this one.