February 10, 2011
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions released a White Paper today that I wrote with University of Victoria grad student Amy Sopinka. The report analyzes the Government of British Columbia’s new strategy to become a net exporter in electricity trade. This new initiative promises to promote economic development and contribute to greenhouse gas reductions in other jurisdictions. The report highlights significant uncertainties in the market for BC electricity exports, and identifies major gaps in the policy framework. In particular, the policy framework does not require that electricity projects are a net benefit to British Columbians, and the planning process is not adequate to address the environmental and social risks of the project.
To view the media release from PICS, go here.
To view the full paper, The Export Question: Designing Policy for British Columbia Electricity Trade, go here