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

Merran Smith
Clean Energy Canada

Richard Stout
Ronin Utility Consulting

Gwen Johansson
Hudson’s Hope, BC


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?