The emerging LNG industry in Northern B.C. is reportedly going to require an amount of energy well in excess of the entire output of the long proposed Site C Dam.
How, then, can the B.C. NDP be opposed to the Site C Dam and other renewable energy projects, while also claiming to be in support of developing an LNG industry in B.C.?
Site C and these other projects are essential to powering a clean LNG industry in this province.
LNG exports to Asia have the potential to add $2 billion per year in new revenue to the provincial treasury; funds that can go a long way toward paying for health care, education and other needs in this province.
LNG exports also have the potential to considerably reduce coal consumption, pollution and carbon emissions in Asia.
In fact, the abundance of untapped, carbon-free, renewable energy that B.C. has available from sources like the Site C Dam is unrivalled, giving B.C. a distinct competitive advantage in attracting an LNG industry.
It’s time to get on with building the Site C Dam to ensure we have the energy we need to support a B.C. based LNG industry.