And just look what he's pushing...
....(Clean Energy B.C.) invited (former premier) Harcourt, and former premier Gordon Campbell, to deliver keynote speeches to this year’s conventions as the “architects” of government policies that enabled private-power producers to establish, and then expand to account for a quarter of B.C.’s electricity supplies, said executive director Paul Kariya...
...Harcourt argued that the province should devote more resources into developing other renewable-power sources, including sources such as wood-fired biomass generation, pursue more aggressive efforts on climate action and “cut (our) losses” with Site C.
“You mothball it, you say ‘we’ll put $2 billion in, but not $15 to $17 billion,” Harcourt said, with the latter figures being his guess at cost overruns based on the experiences of other big dam projects around the world.
Campbell, however, maintained that Site C adds to B.C.’s backbone of constant hydroelectric power that can be used to balance the addition of more electricity from intermittent sources such as wind or run-of-river hydro.
“Full disclosure, I announced Site C,” Campbell said. “I was for Site C and I remain (in favour of) Site C. I think (it) creates (power) storage capacity for us that’s important.”
However, Campbell said he doesn’t want to see Site C built in a way that would preclude further private-power development...
So there you have it, straight from the former Premier's mouth....Cronies in the public trough slopping around while having their cake and eating it too!
The quotes above are from a story by Derrick Penner in Monday's VSun....Tip 'O The Toque to an Anon-O-Mouse in the comments for the heads-up.
Also had an off-line tip from a reader who knew that the good Mr. Campbell was in town because they saw him on the street in downtown Lotusland recently...Apparently the willeeeees that ensued took quite some time to subside...