Micro Hydro Threads


UPDATE:

Here is an article about the government meeting that took place the day after the Forum:
Times Colonist

I got this from Stuart Smith today:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CITIZENS FOR PUBLIC POWER TO HOLD FORUM ON THE SELLING OUT OF BC’S WATER

Public forum comes on Tuesday, the eve of UBCM vote on Bill 30
(VICTORIA) Citizens for Public Power will be holding a public forum October
24, 2006 - 7:00pm at the Marriot Hotel in Victoria on the threats to public
ownership of BC’s natural resources, namely hydropower. (more…)

As part of the new category on accumulating micro hydro related information: This is a link to the article that Lisa Richardson wrote back in August 2004. It has some intersting points and gives the Mamquam River as an example for a high impact system. (The Mamquam River in Squamish has 2 small hydro projects—25 and 50 MWH, which is pretty big—and 7 other, smaller projects in its watershed).
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Here is the article in the Georgia Strait that I wanted to post a long time ago.

Flogging Our Water

Here is a link to an interesting article about the Micro Hydro situation in British Columbia.
Some very interesting points with regard to Bill 30.

BC Hydro, Tower of Power

More information regarding Bill 30 and small-hydro can be found at:
Hydrofacts BC