Friday, December 12, 2008

A Tidal Generator Present!

Hey, we got an early Christmas present! We being the Islanders taking an interest in proposed tidal generators near Quadra Island. Yesterday, Simone Engel the Land Officer sent me another e-mail message, quoted here:

I would like to inform you that I have recommended disallowing both applications based on significant concerns that were raised by government agencies, First Nations and the public. The cancellation went through our system today.
Wishing you a merry Christmas.
This means that the two applications to install tidal power generators near Quadra Island have been turned down, instead of being rubber-stamped.
As I said in reply to her: It's great news to know that alternative energy is being seriously considered in BC. It's even better news to know that the government agencies considering these alternatives are taking very seriously the input that comes from our citizens and First Nations.
It may not be tidings of comfort and joy, but it is good news.

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