Seth Klein: Site C’s economic justifications unconvincing and it’s time we made decisions differently

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Marc Lee, in his submission last summer to the B.C. Utilities Commission, outlined why he felt the electricity Site C will provide is not needed. Indeed, our contention for many years has been that what was truly driving the push for Site C was the natural gas …

West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations file civil suits to stop construction of the Site C dam

But a recent B.C. Utilities Commission review found that it could surpass $10 billion. So far, a couple of billion dollars has already been sunk into the site. Site C’s construction has remained controversial for decades. The dam was championed by the former Liberal government. B.C. premier John Horgan …

BC utilities regulator to hear final pitch for NDP’s proposed hydro rate freeze

The freeze could be rejected by the British Columbia Utilities Commission because the government is proposing to cover the $142-million in lost revenues by adding to BC Hydro’s dangerously high debt load. The bond rating agency Moody’s has flagged Hydro’s burgeoning “deferral accounts” as a risk …

14-point rebuttal to Keith Baldrey after he praises John Horgan for kicking Site C dam critics to the …

These Site C voters were confident that an independent evaluation by the B.C. Utilities Commission would show that the power from the Site C dam wasn’t needed. Moreover, anyone following the renewable-energy field knew that clean power could be generated less expensively and with far more job …

Despite Site C, Andrew Weaver says Greens have no plan to end partnership with NDP

“They should have stopped Site C,” he said. “The BCUC [B.C. Utilities Commission] report gave them all the information they needed but I think they lack the courage to stop Site C.” In a year-end interview with Global News, Premier John Horgan spoke about his party’s shift from employing an opposition …

To govern, NDP has to ‘set aside our activism and start being better administrators’: Horgan

B.C. Premier John Horgan had a clear message for his B.C. NDP at year’s end. … The latter condition was met when the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) delivered a report that did not make a recommendation on whether Site C should continue, but said the project would be unlikely to be on time or on …

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