Tuesday, July 26, 2016

This Day In Clarkland...Guess Who's Doing The Legislative Press Gallery's Job For Them?


Why, it's Jonny Wakefield, working 1,300 km from Victoria:

"BC Hydro's electricity demand projections were off by more than half a dam last year, according to the Crown corporation's annual report.

Steep declines in electricity demand from mills, mines and oil and gas producers, as well as a warm winter, contributed to a 3,351 gigawatt-hours (Gwh) shortfall in demand forecasts. For comparison, the Site C dam under construction on the Peace River near Fort St. John would generate 5,100 Gwh a year..."

I mean, Mr. Wakefied's got quotes from pols, including the Old Turdstormer, and everything!

..."The (Opposition NDP) member (Dix) mentions the demand forecast for one year as if it should be bang on, spot on accurate," he said. "From time to time, the demand forecast is going to change on a year-by-year basis."

He said that long term, B.C. will need more power.

"We know that our economy is going to continue to grow," he said. "We know that our population is going to continue to grow, because it is. We know that B.C. is going to continue to attract new jobs, leading the country, and that's what's going to drive new demand."...

Of course, as Norm Farrell has pointed out repeatedly, Mr. Bennett is flat out wrong.


Meanwhile, in other non Ledge Gallery worthy news, Norm also has a post about the real story of the true cost of IPP-generated power up.

And, as you might expect, that cost is way more than a bunch of teachers, classrooms, and bus passes for the disabled every single year for, essentially, ever, for no good reason at all.

There is a Club?...You bet there is...Our dear, departed friend Ian Reid explained how it works awhile ago. 



Hugh said...

The population and the economy will continue to grow, every year, forever. Sure thing.

RossK said...


And the jobs, also...To the Moon!

(not that they're using short term numbers there or anything)


e.a.f. said...

there is a very good reason for all of what is going one: The friends and contributors of/to the B.C. Lieberals want to make money and the B.C.Lieberals are very obliging when it comes to their friends and contributors. The taxpayers of the province and their kids can get stuffed. They just get to pay for it all.

We can look forward to even higher electrical rates in the near future. of course the billionaire mine owners won't have to pay them, but the disabled on $908 plus approx. $21 will have to.

Lets hope the voters get smart this election and turf the photo op queen and her cabal. If they don't they deserve what they get.

sd said...

I know I'm tilting at windmills but I keep sending Norm's charts to NW in hopes they will at least talk about B.C. Hydro. I guess they're afraid of the Ian Jessop effect of truth telling.

RossK said...


Tilt away!

Because only one has to go for the entire illusion to come crashing down.

Heckfire, some might say I have been doing a whole lot of tilting 'round here for the last 12 years or so.


sd said...

You most definitely have! Thanks!