Canada is at a crossroads. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr suggests our reliance on fossil fuels will soon be a memory. The future lies with renewables. There are numerous challenges to be overcome. Yet the latest instalment of Tracking the Energy Revolution states this is a pivotal time in Canada’s clean energy transition.
British Columbia’s regulatory accounts have been receiving a lot of attention lately. Business Vancouver compared them to a shell game, in which expenses are deferred to the future so that the government can report “profits.” Vaughn Palmer writes that the province has “cumulative long-term obligations amount to $102 billion, with Hydro accounting for the bulk of them.” The item that really caught my eye was $50 billion for electricity BC does not need.