In Episode 5 of our podcast Mission Transition we look at who owns our power – and who should own our power. Caitlyn and Sue hear from people in BC who are trying to bring energy ownership and production into their own hands. They’ll find out who gets a say – and who gets to profit – when it comes to producing power in BC.
As local people invest in clean energy, they’re demanding more say over how it’s generated and distributed. In this episode we talk about energy democracy and why it’s in jeopardy after the decision to continue building the Site C dam. What does the changing face of energy mean for families on a tight budget?
Fun fact: The Skidegate Band Council is responsible for the 100kW solar install at the Haida Heritage Centre. They championed this amazing clean energy project, and created a beautiful video alongside W Dusk Energy and VoVo Productions to tell the story of building the largest community-owned solar project in British Columbia. Click here to watch ‘The Sun on Top of the House’
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Featured In This Episode:
- Valine Crist, Swiilawiid Sustainability Society
- Don Petit, Peace Energy Co-op Wind Project
- Hudson Hope Solar Project By Peace Energy Co-op
- Energy Democracy – An Essential Component of a Social Democracy
- BC Hydro Estimates of Energy Needs
- Would We Use Site C Electricity?