PVLA Makes Urgent Call on Premier to Suspend the Start of Construction on Site C

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Today, the PVLA urgently requested Premier Christy Clark delay the start of Site C dam construction to address the very disturbing findings of respected energy economist Robert McCullough regarding the Site C business case. A thorough, open, expert and independent review of the Site C business case with full procedural safeguards could take up to 2 years and would also: save BC ratepayers $200 million dollars, respect Site C-related court processes now underway, and allow time for BC Auditor General Carol Bellringer to consider a finance performance audit of the Site C final investment decision process. PVLA President Ken Boon says, “We now know that the Si

Geothermal Energy’s Unparalleled Benefits

The Global GeothermalEnergy Industry Is Hot $19 billion invested from 2010 to 2014 In the US, annual power sales ~$1 billion as of 2012 International production growing at >5% CAGR 24 countries produce geopower including This Is What Our Tailings Ponds Look Like – Tourist Attractions B.C. Hydro’s Latest Numbers Place The Unit Energy Cost Of Site C At $58-61/MWh… But Can Their Creative Math Do What Geothermal Can? Create 11 times more permanent jobs than Site C. Avoid costly transmission upgrades through strategic deployment of geothermal power plants. Strengthen the grid – as geothermal has a 95% load factor, it is dispatchable, and can load follow and provide necessary ancillary services. A

Fatal Flaws Invalidate BC Hydro's Site C Business Case

MEDIA ADVISORY May 25, 2015 For Immediate Release FATAL FLAWS INVALIDATE BC HYDRO’S SITE C BUSINESS CASE VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Members of the media and the public are invited to attend a one-hour briefing hosted by the PVLA to hear respected energy economist Robert McCullough and others outline fatal flaws in the business case for the $8.8 billion Site C Dam, including: Contrary to Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett, Site C is likely double the cost of other energy options BC Hydro’s financial analysis is skewed to favour Site C over alternatives Contrary to BC Hydro statements, a 2 year delay to Site C will save ratepayers $200 million The Site C final investment decision ign

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