VICTORIA – The B.C. Transmission Corporation moved back under B.C. Hydro control Monday, seven years after the B.C. Liberals tore apart the Crown corporation. The move marks the end of an expensive failed experiment and proves that the B.C. Liberals should not be making important energy decisions without public scrutiny, say New Democrats.
VICTORIA – New Democrats are vowing to fight the B.C. Liberals’ Clean Energy Act in the legislature this week. The bill would allow $10 billion in spending without appropriate public oversight, remove consumer protection from unnecessary hydro rate hikes and shift more of British Columbians’ money into the hands of private power companies, say New Democrats.
VICTORIA – Today New Democrat MLA John Horgan questioned the B.C. Liberals’ decision to spend nearly $2.4 million of taxpayers’ dollars on Olympic tickets. West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan snapped up tickets for six different Olympic events.
VICTORIA – New Democrats are pleased that the B.C. Liberals have promised to shelve a private power project that threatened to devastate a huge swath of wilderness on B.C.’s mid-coast.
Under questioning in the legislature on Wednesday by New Democrat MLA for North Island Claire Trevena , Environment Minister Barry Penner promised not to allow the Klinaklini River private power project go ahead.
VICTORIA – The introduction of the Clean Energy Act has gutted the regulatory powers of the B.C. Utilities Commission, and will lead to further rate increases for B.C. Hydro customers, say New Democrats.
VICTORIA — The B.C. Liberal government is forging ahead with plans to subsidize the private power industry at the expense of all British Columbians with the awarding of contracts worth untold millions of dollars, says New Democrat energy critic John Horgan.
VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberals are trying to sneak through a 29 per cent electricity rate hike, demanding B.C. Hydro deliver an extra $254 million to government in the next year alone, New Democrat energy critic John Horgan said today.
Feb. 10, 2010
Artificial panic over power
By John Horgan
Re: Electricity costs tied to arbitrary self-sufficiency policy, Feb. 4
Craig McInnes hit the nail on the head in debunking the B.C. Liberals' energy self-sufficiency myth. By declaring B.C. must become electricity self-sufficient by 2016, the Liberals have created a panic market that seeks to justify an agenda of privatization.
VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberals are mismanaging the opportunity to develop an energy plan that is in the best interest of British Columbians through their secretive, closed-door approach to hearings into electricity policy, say New Democrats.
VICTORIA – A major shift in how B.C. Hydro contracts are awarded could force the closure of more than 30 small businesses around the province, costing dozens of family-supporting jobs, the New Democrats said today.