Dr. Harry Swain explains in detail how BC Hydro can show a profit while losing money. He then describes the “oversight” process involving Site C.
BC Hydro will lose hundreds of million of dollars per year on Site C dam output, according to a Vancouver Sun article by economist Marvin Shaffer. Facing an installation cost double that of power from utility-scale solar or gas fired turbines, additional hydro-electricity is unneeded and unaffordable. However, in the face of an election, the board of BC Hydro, loaded with Liberal patronage appointees, is not about to correct its faulty course.
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The bright minds at Kinder Morgan have re-refined advertising in their effort to build support for the inner harbour of Vancouver becoming a site for major bitumen exports. Now the tag line used is: “Committed to safety since 1953.” Of course, this remains fundamentally false since the Trans Mountain pipeline, built in the mid 20th century, was not acquired by Kinder Morgan until 2005. Previous pipeline operators may have been committed to safety but those people are long gone. Today, Kinder Morgan chooses not to stand on its own record across North America; they prefer to appropriate the reputation of Trans Mountain’s departed owners…
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What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; Laila Yuile offers another chapter in her reporting about Shadow Tolls. It seems the […]
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In this week’s Globe and Mail live discussion between Colin Hansen and others, the Finance Minister claimed a number of things including: That BC Liberals made no promise there would be no […]
First published October 18 2009, this issue rises back to the top because the proposed Victoria marina has cleared another roadblock. Abraham Lincoln said: Democracy is the government of the people, by […]