Wind Energy in the Northwest

Here’s a little context of the development of renewable energy generation from not too far away. Renewable energy is the next big “gold rush” as these articles portray: Wind-power growth across Canada has been exponential over the past five years and that is expected to continue over the next decade. Canada at present has just…

Run of the River

British Columbia has some of the best conditions and opportunities for generating “green power” from small-scale hydroelectric projects. It is considered much less disruptive to ecosystems than massive hydroelectric dam and reservoir systems, which include natural water flow disruption, habitat disturbance, and fish & other wildlife population depletion on a large scale. However, there are…

Backlash Against the Green Economy in BC

“You mean they want to ban all renewable energy companies from your province?” This is the point when I sigh inwardly during conversations with colleagues from outside B.C. these days. The backlash against renewable energy in B.C. has become a case study in international global warming discussions – a case study in proxy campaigns against…