Audio: From Site C’s economic folly to update on Mount Polley
The Common Sense Canadian’s Damien Gillis and CFAX 1070’s Ian Jessop discuss the economic disaster that the proposed Site C Dam represents from British Columbians.
At a projected cost of over $100 per megawatt hour – and likely more than $8 billion for construction – the project stands to lose BC taxpayers and Hydro ratepayers $350 million a year, says industrial energy expert Dan Potts.
All this for power we don’t need for BC’s homes and businesses, which are already self-sufficient in electricity well into the foreseeable future. BC Liberal government’s reasons for building Site C are either power liquefied natural gas projects or exporting excess energy to California, something for which there is no business case.
Meanwhile, Gillis and Jessop discuss the lack of a real clean-up plan for the Mount Polley disaster and the mixed messages residents have been receiving from government about local water quality.
18 min – recorded Sept. 11, 2014