SITE C DAM: FACT VS. FICTION Prepared for: NDP CAUCUS MEETING Sunday, December 10th, 2017
(See Premier John Horgan, far right. Photo taken Fall 2012.)
FACT #1 Most, if not all of the senior officials – from BC Hydro, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum – advising the NDP Cabinet and Caucus in secret over the last 10 days are the same officials who recommended proceeding with Site C to Premier Christy Clark.
FICTION – The NDP Caucus and Cabinet have conducted an open, fair and transparent decision-making process providing outside experts an opportunity to know and respond to the final arguments used to justify completing Site C.
FACT # 2 BC is awash in untapped renewable energy potential. BC Hydro places the wind potential of the province at 4 times that of Site C, meeting all of BC’s decarbonization and electrification goals – without even considering solar and geothermal energy. BC also has back-up for intermittent renewables.
FICTION – Site C must be built to meet the electrification revolution.
FACT # 3 BC’s triple A rating was just confirmed and will not be downgraded by cancelling Site C. BC is already financing the $2.