We can: implementing a 100% renewable energy policy in BC

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BC Hydro
Energy policy -- British Columbia
Energy policy – Canada
Energy policy -- Environmental aspects -- British Columbia
Energy policy -- Economic aspects -- British Columbia
Electric power -- British Columbia.
British Columbia
Energy Policy
BC Hydro
2007 Energy Plan
Renewable Energy
Alternative Electricity Generation.

What mix of generation would provide British Columbia with the optimum electricity system? Energy analysts have critiqued the 2007 BC Energy Plan; A Vision for Clean Energy Leadership in regard to its goal of aiming for a 90% renewable energy mix. By failing to full embrace renewable energy at 100%, this goal fails to obtain the maximum range of benefits to be accrued from the province’s electricity system. Beginning with a thorough analysis of the literature, and personal interviews, this project examines outside critiques of the Energy Plan by sources from the non-for-profit sector, private energy developers, and the government itself, in order to make the argument that a move towards 100% renewable electricity generation makes economic, final, and technical sense. This cost-benefit analysis will compare non-renewable with renewable sources of electricity in terms of how they fair in terms of costs, supply security, employment opportunities, creating innovation clusters, and impacting the environment.

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Dept. of Political Science - Simon Fraser University
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Research Project (M.A.)