High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada.
Interest: general mountaineering/ hiking/ backpacking/ skiing/ kayaking
Under the Columbis River Treaty, BC can take about the same equivalent of the energy that Site C will produce. Presently we don't need it or use it, but it's ours when we want and the transmission infrastructure is already in place to get it to our cities, or send to Calif.
From what I understand, the power created by Site C will cost us more to produce than we can sell it for and the difference will be born by BC taxpayers. We will be paying for this fiasco for generations to come.
As far as solar, wind and geothermal sources of energy go, they can be more easily placed near the areas using the power, than can a dam. They can be installed right on the buildings using the power. Storage research is quickly gaining on ways to store excess energy and this may soon become a non-arguement.
The rest of the world seems to be imbraceing alternate energy, while Canada lags behind desperately clinging to petroleum. Site C is a white elephant that should be put to rest.