BC Hydro

Site C Twitter recap

I expect to complete an analysis and write about BCUC’s final Site C report soon but I’ve spent hours reading their extensive material. It is a good effort in a relatively short time and should stand as an example to other inquiries (hello MMIWG), proving that, with appropriate discipline and cooperation, useful work can be achieved without spending tens of millions of dollars and employing countless self-interested lawyers and bureaucrats.

While BCUC uses polite language and avoids tossing BC Hydro executives or Liberal politicians under the bus, it confirms much of what I have written at In-Sights, particularly about electricity demand estimates and alternative power opportunities.

BCUC could have been less timid in its conclusions and a braver approach would have been useful in educated the people of BC about the utility’s financial difficulties. That, however, would have required the regulator to admit that meekly accepting directives from the Campbell and Clark Governments distorted the agency’s oversight purpose. We might not be in the present circumstance had the regulator of BC Hydro raised flags in public.

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Categories: BC Hydro, Site C

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  1. Great thread. My chief suspect is Brad Bennett. He looks like a person who has struggled with stress and probably has an inferiority complex compared with his father and grandfather, so he pushed Site C as some sort of personal edifice. He also helped engineer Christy’s rise to Premier. J

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    • A term commonly used in the UK after a politician was found face down in the gutter or asleep in the hotel lobby, “Mr. X appeared tired and emotional.”

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  2. I’m with Marc Lee on a full inquiry into Site C. If we don’t we will never learn anything socially from this experience. I don’t wish the public to be dumb as a bunny. It may wrinkle it’s nose at the smell but it has to do some learning here. Hugh McNab

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  3. Full inquiry into site C .?How bout a BC corruption inquiry in general?.

    BC Hypocrisy=We are forbidden to burn nat gas in BC, Burrard Thermal, but we can sell it to our neighbors and they can burn it. And we can rub 2 sticks together in an emergency.?

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