It’s a race we can’t afford to lose

The race is on to supply Asia with liquefied natural gas, a cleaner, less carbon-intensive alternative to coal for generating electricity.

Editor:

The race is on to supply Asia with liquefied natural gas (LNG), a cleaner, less carbon-intensive alternative to coal for generating electricity.

As a major natural gas producer, British Columbia is well positioned to be a major competitor in the LNG race.

And it’s a race we can’t afford to lose because LNG exports to Asia have become the cornerstone of the province’s economic development and jobs strategy.

Although  British Columbia’s abundance of cheap natural gas might, on the surface, seem like a death knell for renewable energy development, quite the opposite seems to be true.

British Columbia’s renewable green energy abundance is turning out to be the edge it has over other LNG competitors because it gives B.C. a way to liquefy natural gas with the lowest overall greenhouse gas content possible.

Getting Asia off coal is a good thing.

So is developing British Columbia’s renewable green energy resources.

Yolanda Lora Vilchis

Surrey