Regular readers know that BC has a surplus of electricity, created mainly by BC Hydro’s steadily increasing purchases of private power, even though domestic consumption has been flat since 2005. Export markets are unprofitable and that situation has continued for years. Proof is offered by BC selling Columbia River electricity outside the province for about one-quarter of BC Hydro’s marginal cost of power. If BC Hydro doesn’t need costly Narrows Inlet power, why are 5 projects on 4 creeks proceeding?
Devastation of many private power installations in BC wilderness involves:
blasting and tunnelling, clearcuts for the penstocks, clearcuts for the power lines to join clusters of powerhouses together, service roads larger than for logging, clusters of permanent powerhouses, diversion of waterfalls, drying of rivers…
An item from January 2015 has grown in importance. These recently created graphs support assertions within the article: BC doesn’t need it, Alberta doesn’t want it, USA will pay a fraction […]
Comments submitted to EAO public in 2012: Changing lakes to reservoirs is completely different than so-called run-of-river project constructions. The significant changes to natural functioning of three alpine lakes will impact habitat […]
Make your submissions directly to Garry Alexander, Executive Project Director, Environmental Assessment Office, since they don’t seem to have reopened the project to public comments although they’ve provided additional time for the […]
Please read through the following article. It’s lengthy but the Environmental Review is the last chance to stop a large, potentially destructive project about 50 miles from Vancouver. It should not proceed. […]
Exploiters are taking us from HERE TO HERE If you want this to end, visit the website of British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office and voice your objections.
First published February 23, 2011 Pictures From Tyson Creek, a tributary of the Tzoonie River at the head of Narrows Inlet about 20 miles from Sechelt. Learn more about this project at […]
“was up at Narrows Inlet for a week plus…..taken a couple of daysago…..don’t want to see penstocks, powerlines and powerhouses in the nextphoto…..” Ken Renewable Power Corporation (RPC) hopes to submit their […]