Dene Moore, Canadian Press, Times Colonist, December 10, 2013
FORT ST. JOHN — British Columbia's groundbreaking Clean Energy Act has limited the options available to the province's Crown utility corporation for expanding the power grid, the chairman of an environmental review panel pointed out as critics demanded answers about the utility's plans to build a third hydroelectric dam on the Peace River.
Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Jun 02 2013
VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark will announce her new cabinet on Friday: Pity the new energy minister who has to find a credible way to power all her liquefied natural gas ambitions, while managing a gaping financial hole in BC Hydro’s books.
Bob Weber, The Canadian Press, Edmonton Journal, March 3, 2013
EDMONTON - Alberta aboriginals are lining up against an energy project deemed crucial to the B.C. economy.
Rick Koechl & Mike Kroecher, Times Colonist, August 3, 2012
Hydro power will cost about six times as much as new gas-fired generator
Sean Assor, Energicity.ca, April 18 2012
Anti-Site C protesters once again made their voices heard, as they gathered outside a B.C. Hydro public meeting last night. At Tuesday evening’s Project Definition Consultation and information session at the Pomeroy Hotel, a group of over ten protesters clearly demonstrated their views on the project to organizers and those in attendance.
Public Notice, CEAA, April 10, 2012
Katelin Dean, Alaska Highway News, April 10, 2012
If it moves forward, Site C's construction will have a big impact right inside Fort St. John.
Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun, February 16, 2012
The proposal to build a hydroelectric dam at Site C on the Peace River is getting a big boost from Premier Christy Clark, who says power from the estimated $8-billion project will be critical to the long-term development of a liquefied natural gas industry.
Erica Fisher, EnergeticCity.ca, Fort St. John, Feb 8, 2012
Site C and B.C.'s proposed LNG development go hand in hand, according to Premier Christy Clark. In an interview with Moose FM/energeticcity.ca, Clark explained that the newly approved licence for Shell to export liquefied natural gas out of Kitimat will use 100 per cent of the power Site C would create.
News Release, CEAA, September 30, 2011
Site C Clean Energy Project Environmental Assessment Process and Draft Agreement Released for Public Comment
Tom Fletcher, Victoria View, September 10, 2011
I had a lively discussion with NDP energy critic John Horgan this week, after a presentation by independent power producers about the benefits of expanding the province’s small hydro and wind power network to replace coal- and gas-fired electricity. Here’s an edited transcript:
by Chris Wood, The Walrus, October 2010
The battle for the northern headwaters of the Mackenzie River
Avatar on Earth
Jack Danylchuk, August 13, 2010
Yellowknife - Public hearings into a $6.6 billion hydro-electric dam on the Peace River in British Columbia are still a year away, but the Northwest Territories and Alberta have given notice that they will take a hard line on the project and future use of Mackenzie River basin water.
Steve Carey, Times Colonist, July 25, 2010
Flooding a valley of farmland for B.C. Hydro's Peace River Valley project is an environmental shame, critics say
Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, July 14, 2010
Dry June blamed for $220-million purchase of imported power
Severe drought conditions in northeast British Columbia have BC Hydro bracing for a $220-million increase in electricity imports this fiscal year.
Jamie Woodford, Dawson Creek Daily News, May 29,2010
A seemingly ordinary Site C Dam update presented by BC Hydro turned into a heated debate Thursday.
At the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) meeting, Area C Director Arthur Hadland was troubled by many factors he said were missing from the Stage 2 report of BC Hydro’s method to get the Site C project underway.
Tom Fletcher, BC Local News, Victoria News, May 04, 2010
VICTORIA – As the B.C. government was unveiling its new Clean Energy Act last week, a brown stain bloomed in the Gulf of Mexico, visible from outer space.
Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, Apr. 26, 2010
Gordon Campbell’s clean energy project has some detractors who say that the Site C dam may be a dirtier plan than people realize
SCOTT SIMPSON, Vancouver Sun, April 23, 2010
Firm estimate of the hydroelectric megaproject's cost to be determined by
BC Hydro has amassed 35 key technical reports, and expects to produce lots more, for an unprecedented push to get the Site C hydroelectric megaproject built on the Peace River.
By ARCHIE MCLEAN, Edmonton Journal, April 21, 2010
Alberta will seek intervener status in the approval process for a massive B.C. hydroelectric dam on the Peace River.
Environment Minister Rob Renner said the province isn't necessarily opposed to the $6.6-billion Site C dam, but needs assurance that it won't pose problems for Albertans downstream.
Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Apr. 21, 2010
Despite insisting dam’s 900-megawatt capacity is needed for domestic used, government would allow B.C. to export more power
SCOTT SIMPSON, Vancouver Sun, April 21, 2010
Leaders weigh benefits and drawbacks of massive project on the Peace River
The provincial government and BC Hydro have a lot of deals to strike in northeast British Columbia if they want public support for the proposed $6.6-billion Site C dam project.
News Release, Pembina Institute, April 19, 2010
Karen Campbell, Staff Counsel and Director of Strategy for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the B.C. government’s plan to move forward with the Site C dam project:
B.C.'s Site C project: Statement from the David Suzuki Foundation
April 19, 2010
For Immediate Release
The B.C. government has announced its plan to proceed with the proposed Site C hydroelectric project, suggesting it will be a clean and renewable source of energy with significant economic benefits. Site C is located in B.C.'s Peace River valley, a major habitat corridor that is critical in maintaining the biodiversity of the valley and its surrounding regions. The David Suzuki Foundation believes the B.C. government must develop a comprehensive plan that accounts for the full range of values in the Peace region — including the ecological services provided by forests, agricultural fields and other ecosystems that will be impacted by this hydro-electric development — before the project can proceed.
Michael Smyth, The Province, April 20, 2010
And how green is it, any way, to hire five planes to fly a posse north?
Only in the topsy-turvy world of environmental politics would a government rent a squadron of airplanes to jet a bunch of backslappers and media types into the middle-of-nowhere to prove how "green" they are.