Smarter Options with More Jobs

Today's update: another compelling editorial on why we must say No to Site C, and more on the cheaper, smarter alternatives available.

Keep the Valley Safe

http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/opinion/letters/keep-the-valley-safe-1.23075620

"I have been working to preserve the Peace River Valley since 1979. Now, we are finally getting information stating that the presentations by BC Hydro have been less than honest. The demand for electricity is not there. For many years, the citizens in British Columbia have been told that Site C is the only way to meet our needs. Now, it seems that there are many other options and these options are less expensive and create long term jobs. "


McCullough Research: More Evidence Against Site C

http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/1694d3_899c752a05e340d58521a3388c752d51.pdf

The argument that if we cancel Site C it will mean that we have abandoned Can$3 billion misses the point. Even if we build Site C, the $3 billion has effectively been spent. The alternative is less expensive even when these costs are considered.


Smarter Alternatives in Clean Energy

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41747065

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has followed through on his plan to boost power resources in Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Mr Musk's firm, Tesla, has set up solar panels and energy storage batteries at Hospital del Nino, a children's hospital in San Juan. The batteries will provide energy from the panels when sunlight is scarce.