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The heat is on over Site C, says Horgan, as consultations begin PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Sunday, 12 November 2017 12:18

 

The fate of the Site C hydroelectric dam will be the focus of intense scrutiny this week as cabinet ministers travel north for consultations.

 

Andy Sinats ·

Revelstoke Dam needs a sixth turbine now not 2024. It will add half the capacity of Site C with zero emissions, and employ the installers. A floating solar array on the reservoir runs more efficiently due to cooling and decreases evaporation, plus the transmission lines are already in place. Floating solar can be retro-fitted on all reservoirs behind dams, with no loss of farmland. The climate is changing; it makes no sense to destroy the micro-climate of the Peace River Valley as a way of fixing climate problems. We need new agriculture in the North to take advantage of longer growing season. A federal Agriculture Research Station to research on new crops is needed to repurpose the disruptions along the Peace River now. Fort St. John has similar climate and insolation as Dauphin, Manitoba where most of Candian hemp is grown, an excellent value-added crop for the North, as good a source of protein and Omega 3/6 as fish, and it is Vegan.
 
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