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Conceptual image of Site C Dam

What the Site C Dam is really for: an explosion of new fracking wells

Whatever else it's supposed to do, Site C is clearly intended to supply the fracking industry.

Electricity: you don’t know what you’ve got 'til it’s gone

As the climate crisis nears, if cities haven’t diversified and decentralised the electricity grid, we could end up with serious disruptions to our lives and our livelihoods.

Renewable reality: feasible and inexpensive

Aiming for 90% or more renewable energy in 2030 in order to achieve climate change targets of 80-90% reduction of CO2 from the power sector leads to economic savings, not costs.

American energy experts advocate Cascadia supergrid for energy trading

Europe Plans a "Supergrid" to allow efficient trading of intermittent sources of renewable energy. Is Cascadia next?

Is BC ready for smart metres?

BC Hydro is preparing to roll out smart meters in every home. The tech industry is ready to jump on board, but are government and citizens prepared?

BC Hydro seeks small scale biomass electricity projects

BC Hydro may soon be partnering up with local municipalises or energy groups to produce biomass energy for local communities. The company announced today that they are looking for new biomass energy...