SiteC: Owning an EV makes you a vested ratepayer

  • 10/14/2020 9:22 AM
    Message # 9303453

    Site C has been in dispute since the idea was first hatched in the early 1980's as a solution to forecast electricity consumption growth that never happened.  Revised in the 2010's by the Liberals to be a clean solution to LNG development... and flooding BC's last east-west agricultural valley (means there is sunshine all day, as opposed to north south that causes shading morning and afternoon) ... a huge loss to the limited agricultural land we have in BC.

    On a financial basis, the energy costs will be double that of wind and solar.  The project, once, $8, then $9, now $13B is subject to major geotechnical issues - an unstable base to build a dam upon, and using cheap construction processes that have dubious support in in the circumstances. 

    Here's the latest research report dated October 12, 2020

    https://t.co/HodrnrdLzC?amp=1

    And the Vancouver Sun Vaughn Palmer's most recent piece.

    https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-only-when-horgan-is-safely-in-office-will-public-get-straight-goods-about-site-c

    An excavator dredging out a channel at the entrance to one of the river diversion tunnels on B.C. Hydro's Site C dam project on the Peace River near Fort St. John, in August of 2020. River diversion, scheduled to begin in September, 2020, is the next major milestone for the hydro-electric facility. Credit: Handout, B.C. Hydro. For Derrick Penner story, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.

    This is a concern for every taxpayer and ratepayer in the province.  It is going to make our electricity more expensive, it is destroying precious agricultural land, and most likely this project will be scrapped or abandoned, or end in life-threatening and catastrophic failure.

    More dams are not how we need to grow our energy grid.
    It must be stopped immediately.

    Last modified: 10/14/2020 9:25 AM | John Stonier