Dams around the world, including the proposed the Site C dam, are mistaken as good, clean energy sources, when they are not. Site C should be rejected on this fact alone. British Columbia is rich with clean, renewable alternative energy potential including solar, geothermal, tidal, and wind, all of which are becoming less expensive to develop. The Peace River Valley is rich in potential for sustainable, economically smart energy production.
The joint review panel on Site C concluded that, “BC Hydro has not proven that BC will need Site C’s energy” and, “Even if BC needs additional energy at some point in the future, it may be possible to get that power from alternative sources like geothermal.”
The $8.8 billion in consideration for Site C would be better invested in exploring viable renewable energy alternatives.