Panel: Addressing A Core Issue: What Are Society’s Expectations About Energy Production, Sustainability and Consumption?

January 28, 2015 9:45am

Richard Donnelly
Principal Consultant
Hatch

Merran Smith
Director
Clean Energy Canada

Richard Stout
President
Ronin Utility Consulting

Gwen Johansson
Mayor
Hudson’s Hope, BC

Moderator

Dr. John Wiebe
Chief Executive Officer
The GLOBE Group

  • What are the societal expectations of power and the optimal fuel sources for the 21st Century?
  • Where should they be located, what are the costs of each choice, and are we as a society prepared to pay the social costs associated with each choice?
  • What do cumulative impacts look like on the ground and how should they be dealt with?
  • How should the benefi ts (which often occur at distance from the projects) be compared to costs (which are borne locally)?
  • What is BC’s defi nition of ‘green’ and ‘clean’ and why doesn’t it include nuclear?