Friday, June 22, 2012
Lights Out For Good
shocked at NDP plans for electrical generation
Released by BC Gov't Caucus
NDP have a lot to say, but when asked how they would supply the
electricity to power B.C.'s clean natural gas future, the silence is
Recently, BC NDP Energy
Critic John Horgan confirmed suspicions his party would delay
electrical generating projects such as Site C, and possibly cancel
green energy contracts with independent power producers required to
power British Columbia's natural gas future.
Liquid natural gas facilities require significant amounts of
electricity, yet while discussing BC Hydro's plans to expand
generating and transmission facilities, Horgan said "some of these
projects are going to have to be delayed." (Voice of BC, Shaw
Television, June 9)
Instead of supporting Site C, Horgan said the NDP would delay the
clean, renewable electricity it would produce.
"Our government believes liquid natural gas has the potential to
create thousands of jobs around the province, and provide revenue to
fund health care, education and services for the most vulnerable,"
said Chilliwack MLA John Les. "By delaying power projects, Adrian
Dix and the NDP have made it clear they have no plan to meet the
future power demands required to capitalize on this opportunity of a
Additionally, Horgan said the BC NDP might not honour green energy
contracts with independent power producers. "We're going to look at
each and every one them - no question."
"There's a clear contrast in philosophies here. Our government is
looking forward, with a long-term strategy to deliver jobs and
growth to B.C. But the NDP want to go backwards," said Les. "The
NDP's focus on ripping up green energy contracts with independent
power producers will make powering liquid natural gas facilities not
only more difficult, but harder on the environment."
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