MEGA-DAMS: YESTERDAY'S ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
Site C was first proposed in the 1950s — it is an out-dated type of energy development. Sixty years later, as wind and solar continually increase in efficiency and drop in price, we have access to a new vision for our energy future. And this vision has no place for expensive, destructive mega-dams like Site C.
CONSERVATION IS CHEAPER
Imagine if we invested $8.8 billion dollars into reducing consumption — into more efficient homes, vehicles, and devices? Research shows that we could meet a significant part of our energy needs by addressing consumption, at 1/3 of the cost of Site C. What would you do with an extra $6 billion dollars?
Create Jobs in Growing industries
As wind and solar drop in price, the future of alternative energy development is coming quickly into focus. Shouldn't we be spending our tax dollars developing a workforce in these growing industries? With Site C's over-production, what incentive will there be for these industries to establish themselves in our province? We are chasing long-term workforce development away with a single, unnecessary project.