Dam will prove positive for B.C.

Our parents and grandparents had the foresight to support the construction of a network of hydroelectric dams

Our parents and grandparents had the foresight to support the construction of a network of hydroelectric dams that now supply us with some of the cleanest, lowest cost electricity in the world. They electrified B.C. and positioned us nicely for the economic success we enjoy today.

Now it’s time for our generation to add to that hydroelectric network and pay it forward by building the long-planned Site C dam.

Although Site C will not supply all of the electricity we’re going to need in the future, it will provide the new firm energy supply that will allow us to maximize the contributions from other renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, and “low-head” hydro.

With a little bit of effort and political will, B.C. could easily be 100 per cent powered by sustainable, green, renewable energy and still have plenty left over to share with others not so fortunate to have the renewable energy resources we have here in B.C.

Jessica Verheyden

 

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